Cornufer vertebralis
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 is found throughout the Solomon Islands, including Bougainville and Buka in Papua New Guinea. It occurs from coastal areas up to 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a scansorial species living in tropical rainforest, and also in rural gardens and degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development, with the eggs deposited in vegetation above the ground.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is probably not threatened, unless there are any negative impacts of invasive species, or from serious clear-cutting.

Conservation Actions

The impacts of logging on the species need to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Cornufer vertebralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58240A11756256. .Downloaded on 17 December 2018


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