The striking-looking Long-nosed Horned Frog, Megophrys nasuta, is a rainforest species which occurs from southern Thailand, through Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. It is generally a lowland rainforest species, but in some areas occurs at higher elevations. Its upper eyelids and snout are elongated, forming what look like horns, hence its common name. Apart from the unusual “horns” it has remarkable camouflage patterning, making it very difficult to see amongst the leaves on the rainforest floor.
This species is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, however it is listed as Endangered in the latest national Red List for Singapore, primarily due to the lack of suitable stream habitat and the lack of effective habitat protection. Experts in Singapore recently suggested that without effective habitat protection, the species could soon become extinct in Singapore, where it is thought that there are possibly only between 50-100 animals left in the wild.
A captive breeding program for the Long-nosed Horned Frog has been established at the Singapore Zoo in an effort to increase the population, and eventually to release animals back to the wild in Singapore.
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Senior Partner – These partners will help with multiple aspects of the program, help facilitate the completion of several species profiles, publicize each Amazing Amphibian and will likely have a landing page for the program on their website. This level of partner will be leading in using their communication channels to gather additional information for the program such as images and data points for iNaturalist.
Strategic Partner – These partners will play an active role in creating species profiles, submitting at least three species profiles per year and actively use their social network to publicize each Amazing Amphibian. This level of partner will be active in using their communication channels to gather additional information for the program such as images and data points for iNaturalist.
Focal Partner – Partners tend to be active in a limited geographic area. This partner will submit at least one regional species profile per year and use their social network to publicize each Amazing Amphibian. This level of partner will be involved in using their communication channels to gather additional information at a regional level for the program such as images and data points for iNaturalist.
Affiliate – These partners are interested in promoting the program but might not be in a position to provide profiles. These partners will publicize each Amazing Amphibian through the social media outlets.