Mantophryne menziesi
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

The type locality for this species is in the Sogeri plateau 8km north and 27km east of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, at 460m asl. The limits of its distribution are not well understood.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a very adaptable species that calls from concealed positions (possibly in holes) in mowed lawns, plantations, and in closed-canopy rainforest. It breeds by direct development.


It is not uncommon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Since it appears to be able to withstand severe habitat disturbance, it is probably not facing any serious threats.

Conservation Actions

It possibly occurs in Varirata National Park.

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, Fred Parker, James Menzies 2004. Mantophryne menziesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57947A11707066. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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