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Cornufer opisthodon
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
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 the Solomon Islands archipelago and Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. However, it has not been well characterized, and it is possible that it is conspecific with Discodeles bufoniformis.

Habitat and Ecology

It presumably occurs along small streams in lowland rainforest, breeding by direct development and laying its eggs on the ground.

Population

There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

This species might be threatened by logging, which might have impacted some populations and will probably continue to do so. It is apparently also eaten on Makira Island.

Conservation Actions

The impact of logging on this species needs to be assessed.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The status of this species has been questioned, but it is currently recognized as being distinct from its congeners and is treated as such here.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer opisthodon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58258A11745280. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58258A11745280.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018

 

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