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Litoria scabra
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Guenther, R. and Richards, S.J. 2005. Three new mountain stream dwelling Litoria (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae) from western New Guinea. Russian Journal of Herpetology 12(3): 195-212.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species from New Guinea is currently known only from the type locality in the headwaters of the Wapoga River, in Papua Province, Indonesia: the Wapoga Alpha exploration camp (3º 08.687' S, 136º 34.423' E), at 1,070m asl) (Günther and Richards, 2005). It is expected to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species has been found within torrential headwater streams at night, or on the riparian vegetation surrounding these streams. Specimens were also collected during the day from underneath stones in the streams (Günther and Richards, 2005). While the breeding biology of this species needs further research it is presumed to be a larval developing species within its associated stream habitats. There is no information on whether or not it can adapt to degraded habitats, but it probably would suffer if its stream habitat is degraded (S. Richards, pers. comm.).

Population

It is common in its type locality (S. Richards, pers. comm.).

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There are no obvious threats to this species at present (S. Richards, pers. comm.).

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 scabra. In: IUCN 2014

 

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