Choerophryne exclamitans
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Kraus F, Allison A 2005 New species of albericus (Anura: Microhylidae) from eastern New Guinea. Copeia 2005: 312-319.
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 currently known only from two localities: from the vicinity of the type locality on the north-western slopes of Mount Shungol, and from Wagau about 15km east of the type locality on the eastern slope of Mount Shungol, in the Herzog Mountains at the north end of the Owen Stanley Range in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded between 750 and 1,100m asl. It might occur more widely than is
currently known, and there is no reason to believe that it is a restricted range species.

Habitat and Ecology

This inhabitant of lowland hill forest is usually found on the upper surface of leaves between 1 and 3m above the ground. Males call only at night. This is presumably a direct developing species, like other species in the genus.


It is moderately common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to its habitat at present

Conservation Actions

It is not currently 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.


Allen Allison 2006. Choerophryne exclamitans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61843A12566583. .Downloaded on 15 December 2018


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