Liophryne similis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Zweifel, R. G. 2000. Partition of the Australopapuan Microhylid frog genus Sphenophryne with descriptions of new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No.253.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 only from the type locality, the Myola Guest House, in Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, 5km east and 0.5km south of Myola town, at 2,080m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species was found on litter on the forest floor in lower montane forest, and found by day under "surface cover" (Zweifel 2000). It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.


It is considered relatively common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The species' extent of occurrence needs to be determined and its population status needs to be assessed. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker 2004. Liophryne similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57866A11684089. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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