Choerophryne sanguinopicta
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Kraus, Fred; Allison, Allen. 2005. A colorful new species of Albericus (Anura: microhylidae) from southeastern Papua New Guinea. Pacific Science 59(1): 43-53
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 the vicinity of the type locality, the northern slope of Mount Simpson in the Owen Stanley Range in Milne Bay Province, south-eastern Papua New Guinea., where it has been recorded from 1,400-1,540m asl. It might occur more widely, in particular throughout the lower montane forest of Mount Simpson. However, it is not known whether or not it will range as far as the montane forests of Mount Dayman or Mount Suckling to the north, as there is intervening grassland between these localities.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found perching on leaves and stems 1-3m above the ground in primary lower montane forest. It particularly prefers forest clearings, forest edges and river edge habitat where it can often be seen in abundance. The males call at night. This is presumably a direct developing species, like other species in the genus.


This species is abundant at the type locality, but is patchily distributed.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to it.

Conservation Actions

It has not been recorded 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 sanguinopicta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61844A12566658. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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