Papurana kreffti
family: Ranidae

© 2005 Patrick Pikacha (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: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widespread in the Solomon Islands, and also occurs on New Ireland and Buka Island, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits small, slow streams in lowland rainforest. It has also been recorded from wet grassy areas in disturbed habitats.


It has been observed as common, and also not so common in some areas.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

The distribution of this species needs to be documented, and the taxonomy of different populations needs to be assessed. It is within the Makira Integrated Conservation and Development Project Area.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomy of the Solomon Islands Hylarana species requires further study to determine the number of taxa involved.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Papurana kreffti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58633A89363902. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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