Platymantis cryptotis
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
Species Description: Guenther, 1999, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 75: 318
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from two areas northeast of the "birds-neck" in Papua, Indonesia: about 100-120km southeast of Nabire; and around Siewa, about 80km north-east of the first site. Its altitudinal range is 80-700m asl. It probably occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits closed primary forest, secondary forest and small-scale subsistence farms around villages. It is a species that breeds by direct development and that lays its eggs on the ground.


It is exceptionally abundant around Siewa, and is also abundant in its type locality.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is little information on threats to this species, but it appears to be reasonably adaptable.

Conservation Actions

It has not been recorded from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is very common and adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.


Stephen Richards, Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Cornufer cryptotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58457A11783424. .Downloaded on 15 December 2018


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