Aphantophryne pansa
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from two widely separated mountainous regions at high elevations in Papua New Guinea: in the Owen Stanley Range; and in the mountains south of Wau, Morobe Province. It presumably occurs in intervening areas where there is much additional suitable habitat. It occurs from 2,800-3,840m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in high-altitude grasslands and is a species that breed by direct development.


It is a locally abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats. The habitats where it occurs are not under any immediate threat.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Aphantophryne pansa. In: IUCN 2014


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