Litoria christianbergmanni
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Species Description: Guenther, R. (2008) Two new hylid frogs (Anura: Hylidae: Litoria) from western New Guinea. Vertebrate Zoology 58 (1): 83-92
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found on a stretch (9-17 km) along the road Fakfak Town and Kokas, in the Fakfak Mountains (Günther 2008), in the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, near km 53 along the Nabire-Mapia road, and near Timika, western New Guinea, Papua Province (Irian Jaya) of Indonesia (R. Günther pers. comm. 2009). It is presumed to occur in between known localities. It is found between 600 and 860 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits the edges of primary forests and/or secondary forests near standing or slowly running water. (R. Günther pers comm. 2009). Individuals can be found at day and at night perching on herbaceous plants, tall grasses and low shrubs (ca 0.5-2 m), near and in small ponds and ditches created near the road (Günther 2008). Calling activity has been heard for the months of April and September. It is not thought to survive in totally cleared areas (R. Günther pers. comm. 2009).


This species' population density appears to be high (Günther 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The general area where this species occurs has been cleared of primary forests for road construction, and these forests are now replaced by secondary growth and plantations (Günther 2008).

Conservation Actions

No conservation actions are currently known for this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

 This species has affinities to the Litoria nigropunctata species-group according to the original publication (Günther 2008).


Günther, R. 2009. Litoria christianbergmanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158633A5243994. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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