Cornufer gigas
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 only from the type locality at the southern end of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, where it has been recorded between 500 and 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits tropical rainforest and reproduces by direct development, laying its eggs in trees.


It is not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is not clear what the threats are to this species. The conflict on Bougainville Island, which ended in 1997, probably minimised the impacts of logging on this species.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution on Bougainville and other islands needs to be determined, and its population status needs to be assessed. There are no protected areas within the species' range.


Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Cornufer gigas. In: IUCN 2014


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