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Litoria rara
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Gunther R, Richards SJ 2005 Three new mountain stream dwelling Litoria (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae) from western New Guinea. Russian J Herpetology 12:195-212

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 recently described species is endemic to New Guinea where it has been recorded in Papua Province, Indonesia. It is currently known only from the type locality of the '"54 km" site along the Nabire-Mapia road, about 30 km direct line southeast of Nabire, 750m asl (3º29.517' S, 135º43.913' E') (Günther and Richards, 2005). It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The only known specimen was found on the leaf of a shrub 1.8 m above the surface of a fast flowing "rocky" stream, near to a road with motor traffic (Günther and Richards, 2005). The vegetation surrounding the stream is secondary tropical moist forest. It presumably breeds by larval development in streams.

Population

It is known only from the holotype, and appears to be rare.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known (R. Günther pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

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

Citation

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

 

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