Xenorhina lanthanites
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Gunther & Knop 2006 A new species of Xenobatrachus (Anura, Microhylidae) with a striking resemblance to Xenorhina bouwensi. Zootaxa 1268: 39-57
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 species has been recorded only from Yapen Island, Cenderawasih Bay in Papua Province, in the Indonesian part of New Guinea. The only records are from near the road to Ambaiduru Village, about 17 km in a direct line northeast of Serui, at 1,000 to 1,100m a.s.l. on Amoman Mountain (1°45´S and 136°19´E). It almost certainly occurs more widely on Yapen Island, and could well occur on the New Guinea mainland (R. Günther, pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

All records have been from near a road traversing a partly logged mossy rainforest. Their calling sites are in small holes 5-20 cm below he surface, beneath trees or shrubs. Most animals occurred in loose groups. It is unlikely to be able to survive in completely opened-up habitats (R. Günther, pers. comm.).


It is common in its only know location (R. Günther, pers. comm.).

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is probably affected by selective logging and clear felling of its habitat (R. Günther, pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

Its only known site is not in a protected area. Surveys are needed to determine the status, distribution and ecological requirements of the species, and to determine whether or not there are any threats. If its range proves to be genuinely small, a protected area should be established.

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 Günther 2008. Xenorhina lanthanites. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136151A4251307. .Downloaded on 16 December 2018


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