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Litoria christianbergmanni
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Guenther, R. (2008) Two new hylid frogs (Anura: Hylidae: Litoria) from western New Guinea. Vertebrate Zoology 58 (1): 83-92
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is found on a stretch (9-17 km) along the road Fakfak Town and Kokas, in the Fakfak Mountains (Günther 2008), in the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, near km 53 along the Nabire-Mapia road, and near Timika, western New Guinea, Papua Province (Irian Jaya) of Indonesia (R. Günther pers. comm. 2009). It is presumed to occur in between known localities. It is found between 600 and 860 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits the edges of primary forests and/or secondary forests near standing or slowly running water. (R. Günther pers comm. 2009). Individuals can be found at day and at night perching on herbaceous plants, tall grasses and low shrubs (ca 0.5-2 m), near and in small ponds and ditches created near the road (Günther 2008). Calling activity has been heard for the months of April and September. It is not thought to survive in totally cleared areas (R. Günther pers. comm. 2009).

Population

This species' population density appears to be high (Günther 2008).

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

The general area where this species occurs has been cleared of primary forests for road construction, and these forests are now replaced by secondary growth and plantations (Günther 2008).

Conservation Actions

No conservation actions are currently known for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

 This species has affinities to the Litoria nigropunctata species-group according to the original publication (Günther 2008).

Citation

Günther, R. 2009. Litoria christianbergmanni. In: IUCN 2014

 

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