Cornufer bufoniformis
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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


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.


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

Population Trend


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.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer bufoniformis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58255A11758370. .Downloaded on 15 November 2018


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