Leptobrachella mjobergi Smith, 1925

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

Leptobrachella mjöbergi Smith, 1925, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 28. Holotype: BMNH 1947. 2. 25. 33 (formerly M. Smith 8124, formerly 1925.3.11.1), according to museum records. Type locality: "Mt. Gadin, alt. 2000 feet, near Lundu, Western Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

Nesobia mjobergiInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 49.

Leptobrachella mjoebergiDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 474. Incorrect subsequent spelling. See comment.

Leptobrachella mjobergiInger, 1983, in Rhodin and Miyata (eds.), Adv. Herpetol. Evol. Biol.: 16. Mandatory change. See comment.

English Names

Mount Gadin Borneo Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).

Mjöberg's Dwarf Litter Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 154).


Western Sarawak (Malaysia) (see comment).


The range may be larger than as written due to confusion with Leptobrachella juliandringi. Reviewed (as Nesobia mjobergi) by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 49-52. See account by Dring, 1983, Amphibia-Reptilia, 4: 92 (although specimens from central Sarawak now assigned to Leptobrachella juliandringi). See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 68-69, to compare this species with other megophryids named at the time in the Sunda Shelf region. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 154, provided a brief description. The incorrect spelling of the specific epithet mjoebergi has been used. Art. 32.5.2 (ICZN, 1999, Internatl. Code Zool. Nomencl., Ed. 4) restricts the exchange of ö for oe to German words; Mjöberg is Swedish. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 35, provided a photograph and a brief account. Eto, Matsui, and Hamidy, 2017, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 36: 142–147, reported on the range of Leptobrachella juliandringi, and tangentially on the range of Leptobrachella mjobergi. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 152–154, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.

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