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Litoria purpureolata
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Oliver, Richards, Tjaturadi & Iskandar,2007 A new large green species of Litoria (Anura: Hylidae) from western New Guinea Zootaxa 1519: 17-26

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 from a single locality on the Tiri River, a small tributary of the Mamberamo River in the southern Mamberamo Basin, central Papua Province, Indonesia (3°17'30"S,138°34'53"E) (Richards et al., 2007). It is expected to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

Males have been found calling from palm leaves 4–6 metres above the water in a shallow swamp in primary lowland rainforest (Richards et al., 2007). The breeding season seems to be independent of substantial rainfall (Richards et al., 2007). It presumably breeds 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 purpureolata. In: IUCN 2014

 

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