Platymantis parkeri
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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

This species is known only from the northern end of Bougainville Island and from Buka Island, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea. It occurs below 100m asl, but only on uplifted coral. It certainly does not occur further south in Bougainville due to the lack of uplifted coral landscapes.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species found in lowland rainforest and regrowth forest, rural gardens, villages, and other anthropogenic habitats. It presumably breeds by direct development.


Its abundance is very hard to determine, since it is a diminutive species and very hard to find.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species, but might be at risk from stochastic threatening processes, owing to its very small distribution.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only two locations.

Taxonomic Notes

Brown (1965) described two subspecies within Platymantis parkeri: P. p. parkeri from Bougainville; and P. p. bukanensis from Buka.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58475A11784656. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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