Litoria aruensis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
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, Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

For the purposes of this assessment (in view of the taxonomic uncertainties associated with this species), its distribution is considered to be limited to the Aru Islands and Misool Island (where it was originally described). Although it possibly also occurs on mainland western Papua, Indonesia, this has not been confirmed (Richards pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat is unknown, but it probably occurs in coastal lowlands, in rainforest or swampy habitats.


Its population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no specific threats known for this species. However, the Aru Islands are being logged and cleared for agricultural land, which is most likely affecting its habitat.

Conservation Actions

The distribution, habitat requirements and population status of this species need to be determined. Its range as currently defined does not overlap any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status, as well as the absence of recent information on its Extent of Occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Many of the populations currently identified as Litoria aruensis probably do not belong to this species, but are likely to represent other taxa related to L. gracilenta (Richards pers. comm.).


Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Litoria aruensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55709A11353492. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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