Litoria rara
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Species Description: Gunther R, Richards SJ 2005 Three new mountain stream dwelling Litoria (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae) from western New Guinea. Russian J Herpetology 12:195-212
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 recently described species is endemic to New Guinea where it has been recorded in Papua Province, Indonesia. It is currently known only from the type locality of the '"54 km" site along the Nabire-Mapia road, about 30 km direct line southeast of Nabire, 750m asl (3º29.517' S, 135º43.913' E') (Günther and Richards, 2005). It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The only known specimen was found on the leaf of a shrub 1.8 m above the surface of a fast flowing "rocky" stream, near to a road with motor traffic (Günther and Richards, 2005). The vegetation surrounding the stream is secondary tropical moist forest. It presumably breeds by larval development in streams.


It is known only from the holotype, and appears to be rare.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known (R. Günther pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species, and it is not known from any protected areas (R. Günther pers. comm.). Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, threats and general ecology of the species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.


Rainer Günther, Stephen Richards 2008. Litoria rara. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136117A4241531. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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