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Litoria humboldtorum
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Gunther R 2006 A remarkable new species of the genus Litoria (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae) from northwestern New Guinea. Zoologische Reihe Mitteilungen Museum f. Naturkunde in Berlin 82:179-190.

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from Yapen Island and the New Guinea mainland, both locations being in Papua Province, Indonesia. On Yapen Island it has been found at 620-1,050m asl on and near the central mountain ridge in the Amoman region and along the road to Ambaidiru Village, and also on Waira Mountain (Günther, 2006). On the mainland it has been recorded from the foothills of the Foya Mountains at 500m asl, in the Mamberamo Basin (Günther, 2006). It can be expected to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

All specimens have been encountered in primaery tropical moist forest, or in partly logged and regenerating areas of forest (Günther, 2006) and secondary vegetation near roads (R. Günther pers. comm.). Animals were found perched on vegetation 2-6m above the ground, often along streams, by water holes, at the margin of roads, and at the forest edge (Günther, 2006). The larvae live in small permanent ponds and probably also stream pools surrounded by dense vegetation (Günther, 2006). Eggs are believed to be laid on vegetation overhanging the water, with the larvae falling into the water upon hatching (Günther, 2006).

Population

It is an uncommon species (R. Günther pers. comm.).

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There is no direct information on threats to this species. No immediate and obvious threats have been noted (R. Günther and S. Richards, pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Foya Mountains protected area (S. Richards, pers. comm.). Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this species.

Citation

Rainer Günther, Stephen Richards 2008. Litoria humboldtorum. In: IUCN 2014

 

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