Hylophorbus richardsi
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 known only from Mount Sisa, at 2,000m asl, in Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

Habitat and Ecology

It has only been found in primary forest, calling from exposed positions on litter on the forest floor, and presumably breeds by direct development.


It is a relatively low density species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species, though the one area in which it has been found is reasonably secure from disturbance.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Kikori integrated conservation and development project area.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Hylophorbus richardsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57826A11690118. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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