Litoria multicolor
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Species Description: R Gunther 2004 Description of a new treefrog species from western New Guinea showing extreme colour polymorphism (Anura, Hylidae, Litoria). Mitt Mus Nat kd Berlin Zool Reihe 80:251-260.
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: Indonesia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This newly discovered species from Papua, in Indonesian New Guinea, is so far only known from the main ridge of the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, about 10km west of the Umar Bay coast, at about 950m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It was discovered in undisturbed, mossy rainforest, where it lives on shrubs and trees (in particular Pandanus spp.) at heights of 2-6m above the ground, around a swamp. All animals were within 50m of stagnant water, in which they are presumed to breed. It appears not to be associated with streams.


It appears to be reasonably common in its type locality.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The area in which this species occurs is scheduled for logging.

Conservation Actions

Although it is found in the Wandamen Peninsula Nature Reserve, which might be presumed to afford its habitat some degree of protection, this area is not in fact secure from logging.

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.


Rainer G√ľnther 2006. Litoria multicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61784A12544009. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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