Cornufer trossulus
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea), Choiseul and Isabel Islands, Solomon Islands. It occurs up to 500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits forest floor in lowland and foothill rainforest (S. Richards pers. obs.). It appears to be able to persist in secondary forest, rural gardens, villages etc. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.


It is an extremely abundant species in lowland rainforest and logged habitat, and appears to be more abundant in disturbed compared to pristine forest.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are none known and this species appears to be able to persist in secondary forest and other disturbed habitats.

Conservation Actions

The species' range in the Solomon Islands needs to be documented. Its range does not include 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 trossulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58239A11756031. .Downloaded on 15 November 2018


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