Cornufer aculeodactylus
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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, Papua New Guinea and Choiseul and Isabel Islands, Solomon Islands. It has been recorded up to 500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in leaf-litter on the forest floor in lowland rainforest. It is apparently also able to persist in regrowth forest (S. Richards pers. obs). It is a species that breeds by direct development and that lays its eggs on the ground.


This species was abundant on Choiseul and Isabel Islands during May 2000 (S. Richards pers. obs.), but was not considered common on Bougainville Island. It is likely a common species, and probably numbers in the millions.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species does not appear to be threatened, but logging will probably impact some populations.

Conservation Actions

The distribution of the species on islands in the Solomon's Archipelago needs to be documented and the impacts of logging need to be assessed. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer aculeodactylus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58448A11782505. .Downloaded on 18 November 2018


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