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Platymantis boulengeri
family: Ceratobatrachidae

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.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is restricted to the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Its distribution on New Britain is poorly documented. It occurs up to 400m asl, probably higher.

Habitat and Ecology

The adults occur on the floor of lowland and foothill rainforest, and juveniles climb up to 1m above ground on low vegetation. It is a direct developing species that lays its eggs on the ground. It also occurs in agricultural areas.

Population

It is a low-density species. It was last recorded in 2000, but there have been very few records.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

Serious logging might be a threat to this species, but further research into the effects of logging is required.

Conservation Actions

The impacts of logging need to be assessed. It is not known from any protected areas, but might occur in some.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Platymantis boulengeri. In: IUCN 2014

 

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