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Litoria megalops
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Richards S, Iskandar 2006 A new species of torrent-dwelling frog (Hylidae, Lioria) from the mountains of New Guinea. Current Herpetology 25:57-63

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

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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 from New Guinea is known only from the headwaters of the Wapoga River, in Papua Province, Indonesia. All specimens were found at the Wapoga Alpha mineral exploration camp (3°08'41"S, 136°34'25"E) at 1,070m asl. It probably occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

Most specimens have been encountered at night on low vegetation along torrents in closed-canopy lower mountane rainforest (Richards and Iskandar, 2006). No females were detected but the close association of males with torrential streams and their absence from lentic water bodies in the area suggests that this species breeds in lotic environments (Richards and Iskandar, 2006) by larval development.

Population

There is no information on its abundance.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species, and it is not known from any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, threats and general ecology of the species.

Citation

Stephen Richards 2008. Litoria megalops. In: IUCN 2014

 

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