Copiula pipiens
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
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 found in the Wewak area on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, and from Yapen Island (off the north coast of New Guinea, Indonesia), 7km north of Kontiunai, at 620-680m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits open secondary woodland in the Wewak area and degraded forest on Yapen Island, and presumably breeds by direct development.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is little information on the threats to this species (although selective logging is taking place on Yapen Island), but it is possibly not seriously threatened, given that it appears to be able to persist in disturbed habitats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Yapen Nature Reserve (although the logging taking place elsewhere on Yapen Island is also taking place here).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Rainer G√ľnther, David Price 2004. Copiula pipiens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57799A11677829. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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