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Discodeles bufoniformis
family: Ceratobatrachidae

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 occurs virtually throughout the Solomon Islands and on Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, up to 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits small streams in lowland rainforest. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground. It also occurs along streams in somewhat degraded areas, provided that vegetation is left along the streams.

Population

It is common within its range, but it occurs patchily.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Clear-fell logging might have some impact on populations of this species. It is also eaten locally.

Conservation Actions

The impacts of logging need to be documented, and the species' ability to persist in disturbed habitats needs to be investigated. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Discodeles bufoniformis. In: IUCN 2013

 

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