Cornufer elegans
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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, occurring below 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits rainforest, but also lives in gardens, villages, towns, and other anthropogenic habitats. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The war in Bougainville has probably minimised impacts of logging, but it is doubtful that this species would be adversely affected by logging.

Conservation Actions

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.


Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Cornufer elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58234A11755580. .Downloaded on 16 November 2018


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