Papurana papua
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 very widespread across northern New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and a number of offshore islands, including Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta, Biak and Manus, and Fergusson and Normanby in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits swampy forests and flooded grasslands, including disturbed habitats. It breeds in pools and swamps.


It is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are unlikely to be any significant threats to this widely distributed species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in some 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.


Richards, S., Allison, A. & Kraus, F. 2008. Papurana papua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T58691A89364501. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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