Liophryne rhododactyla
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 Victoria, Mount Tafa and the Owen Stanley Mountains south of Wau, in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, at 2,200-2,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a terrestrial species found on the forest floor in rainforest, which is presumed to breed by direct development. It is not found in degraded habitats.


It is uncommon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are some local threats to this species, such as gold mining in Hidden Valley, which could bring many people into the area. It is likely to be safer elsewhere in its range in the Owen Stanley Mountains.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.

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.


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Liophryne rhododactyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57863A11683600. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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