Choerophryne longirostris
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from two sites 1km apart on Mount Menawa, in the Bewani Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, where it has been collected from 950-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits the interior and edges of closed-canopy rainforest, and breeds by direct development.


When collected, it was recorded as common, but difficult to find.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to it.

Conservation Actions

The extent of its distribution needs to be documented, and a search for additional populations needs to be undertaken. Its range does not overlap with any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its Extent of Occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Choerophryne longirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57766A11672456. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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