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Ceratobatrachus guentheri
family: Ceratobatrachidae

© 2009 Gonšalo M. Rosa (1 of 13)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 is found on the Solomon Islands and Bougainville and Buka Island, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits the forest floor in tropical rainforest, and appears to persist in secondary forest, rural gardens and other degraded areas. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development and lays eggs in small hollows at the base of trees.

Population

This species is abundant throughout its range.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

In the past this species was exported in large numbers to Europe and other regions for the pet trade. Despite this it remains widespread and exceptionally abundant throughout the Solomon Islands.

Conservation Actions

The Solomon Islands Government is currently formulating legislation to control the export of this species. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Ceratobatrachus guentheri. In: IUCN 2013

 

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