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Cornufer vitiensis
Fiji Tree Frog
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is widespread in Fiji on the islands of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Ovalau and Taveuni, occurring at approximately 50-800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is naturally a forest species, living especially along streams in giant Pandanus, bird's nest ferns and the common lily (Colospermum montanum). It is also found, though at much lower densities, in rural gardens, plantations, and in pandans in pastureland. It breeds by direct development, the eggs being laid in leaf axils. The clutch size is less than 30 eggs.

Population

It can be locally common in suitable areas, in particular in mature, wet forest along streams, but is much less common in secondary and degraded habitats.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The main threat to this species is probably forest loss due to small-scale subsistence wood extraction, and logging.

Conservation Actions

It has been confirmed as occurring in Tomaniivi Nature Reserve, Colo-I-Suva Forest Park, Garrick Memorial Park, Bouma Forest Reserve, and Savura Forest Reserve. The main priority conservation measure for this species is the conservation of mature forest, especially along streams.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)

Rationale

Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, but the species is adaptable and survives in disturbed habitats.

Citation

George Zug, Dick Watling, Clare Morrison 2004. Cornufer vitiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58484A11775844. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58484A11775844.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019

 

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