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Litoria rubrops
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
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

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This recently described species is known only from the type locality of Upaelisafupi Stream, Cloudy Mountains, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. It might be endemic to the Cloudy Mountains, as it has not been observed in the nearby Pini Range or in the southern end of the Owen Stanley Mountains, though it probably occurs at least a little more widely than has been mapped to date. The type series was collected at 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

All specimens of this species were collected 1.5-2.5m above the ground in low vegetation adjacent to a small, rocky, mountain stream in closed-canopy tropical forest. This species is believed to breed in streams.

Population

It is known only from the type series, so its population status is not known.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

It has not so far been recorded from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

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.

Citation

Fred Kraus, Allen Allison 2004. Litoria rubrops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55751A11361304. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55751A11361304.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018

 

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