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Litoria hunti
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Richards, O., Dahl & Tjaturadi. 2006 A new species of large green treefrog (Anura: Hylidae: Litoria) from northern New Guinea. Zootaxa 1208: 57-68

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 around the village of Utai in Sandaun Province, north-western Papua New Guinea (at 03°23'S, 141°35'E) (Richards et al., 2006). It is likely that this new species has a broad distribution in the extensive lowland rainforests of northern New Guinea, and specimens collected in the foothills of the Foya Mountains, Papua Province, Indonesia might refer to this species (Richards et al., 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

This species is arboreal and was encountered calling from at least 5–8m above ground in forest trees in lowland rainforest, and one specimen was found calling from 1.5m high in the vegetation in a swamp (Richards et al., 2006). This suggests that this species may breed in lentic water bodies on the forest floor (Richards et al., 2006).

Population

There is no information on its abundance, as it is a canopy species which is probably hard to find.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There is no direct information on threats to this species. It is probably dependent on intact rainforest, and so might be affected by forest exploitation and clearance.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, ecological requirements, and conservation needs.

Taxonomic Notes

The name Litoria hunti was emended to L. huntorum by Shea and Kraus (2007). However, according to Amphibian Species of the World version 5.2, this is an unjustified emendation (Frost 2008: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.php).

Citation

Stephen Richards 2008. Litoria hunti. In: IUCN 2014

 

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