Papurana arfaki
family: Ranidae

© 2010 Amir Hamidy (1 of 1)
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, Papua New Guinea


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found widely on New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and from Waigeo and Aru Islands (Indonesia). It occurs up to 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits rivers and, to a lesser extent, streams, in lowland rainforest, usually in mature forest. It breeds in rivers and streams.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is extensively eaten by local communities.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in a number of protected areas.

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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Papurana arfaki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58547A89362758. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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