Cornufer acrochordus
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
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, Solomon Islands


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea, and has also recently been recorded from Choiseul and Isabel Islands in the Solomon Islands (Richards pers. comm.). It has been found at 700-1,500m asl on Bougainville, and at 100-200m asl, possibly higher, on Choiseul and Isabel.

Habitat and Ecology

On Choiseul and Isabel, this species is active at night on the floor in tropical rainforest. On Bougainville, it lives on cliffs in steep mountains, and in cracks and fissures in the ground. It is a species that breeds by direct development, laying its eggs in fissures.


It is rare on Choiseul and Isabel, and very uncommon and hard to find on Bougainville.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Logging has possibly impacted some populations.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution on islands in the Solomon Islands archipelago needs to be documented, in addition to the impacts of logging needing to be assessed.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer acrochordus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58447A11782404. .Downloaded on 18 December 2018


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