Litoria wollastoni
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
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: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

As it is currently recognized, this species is widespread in the mountains of central and eastern mainland New Guinea (in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and is also known from Goodenough and Fergusson Islands, from 300-1,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in and around small streams in lowland and montane rainforest (hill forest). It breeds in streams, and also occurs in degraded forests and rural gardens.


It appears to be abundant throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No threats are known.

Conservation Actions

The taxonomic status of population at the type locality needs to be assessed, and there should be better documentation of its distribution. Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It can be found in Crater Wildlife Management Area, and probably in other protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

The status of populations in Papua New Guinea is unclear. More than one species might be included in this taxon (S. Richards pers. comm.).


Stephen Richards, David Bickford, David Price, Fred Kraus 2004. Litoria wollastoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55761A11352000. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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