Leptobrachella applebyi (Rowley and Cao, 2009)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Leptobrachiinae > Genus: Leptobrachella > Species: Leptobrachella applebyi

Leptolalax applebyi Rowley and Cao, 2009, Zootaxa, 2198: 52. Holotype: AMS R171703, by original designation. Type locality: "2 m from steep, narrow, rocky stream in Song Thanh Proposed Nature Reserve, Phouc Son district, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam (15.27394 º N, 107.76015 º E, 1402 m".

Leptolalax (Lalos) applebyiDubois, Grosjean, Ohler, Adler, and Zhao, 2010, Zootaxa, 2493: 67. See comment. 

Leptobrachella applebyi — Chen, Poyarkov, Suwannapoom, Lathrop, Wu, Zhou, Yuan, Jin, Chen, Liu, Nguyen, Nguyen, Duong, Eto, Nishikawa, Matsui, Orlov, Stuart, Brown, Rowley, Murphy, Wang, and Che, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 124: 162, by implication. 

English Names

Appleby's Asian Toad (Ziegler and Nguyen, 2010, Bonn Zool. Bull., 57: 138).


Known only from headwaters of rocky streams in montane forest the vicinity of the type locality (Song Thanh Proposed Nature Reserve, Phuoc Son District, Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam), 1200-1500 m elevation.


In the Leptolalax applebyi group according to Rowley, Tran, Le, Dau, Peloso, Nguyen, Hoang, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2016, Zootaxa, 4085: 63–102. Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 20, doubted the inclusion of this species in Lalos

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