Liophryne rubra
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Zweifel, R. G. 2000. Partition of the Australopapuan Microhylid frog genus Sphenophryne with descriptions of new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No.253.
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 Opio and the Kubor Range in Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. Zweifel (2000) also referred a specimen from Baiyer River to this species, which has been recorded from between 1,750 and 2,180m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

No information is available on the habitat and ecology of this species.


It is known only from three specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The extent of occurrence for this species needs to be determined and the population status needs to be assessed. It is not known to occur within 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.


Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Liophryne rubra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57864A11683440. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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