Papurana volkerjane
family: Ranidae
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 known from two populations, one that ranges from 250-700m asl on the eastern slope of the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandamen Peninsula, and a second population from the northern and southern slopes of the Fakfak Mountains, north of Fakfak town, at around 250-900m asl, in Papua, Indonesia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is associated with slow-flowing streams in closed-canopy primary rainforest. Adults are often found perched on the leaves of low vegetation 0.5-2m above the ground, and larvae have been collected in streams and from a roadside ditch.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

It might be present in Wondiwoi Nature Reserve.

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 G√ľnther 2004. Papurana volkerjane. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58748A89364869. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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