Litoria dorsalis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
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: Papua New Guinea


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the southern lowlands of Papua New Guinea. Although its distribution is poorly documented, it probably occurs widely in monsoon forests and rainforest in southern New Guinea. It has not yet been recorded from Indonesia. All records are from below 100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in closed-canopy rainforest, but also occurs in more open forest and moist savannah across southern New Guinea. It breeds in temporary pools, and survives in degraded habitats. It can tolerate bush fires.


It is locally abundant, but is sometimes hard to find.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is unlikely to be at risk.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution, habitat requirements and population status need to be documented. It occurs in at least one protected area.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Litoria dorsalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55719A11355910. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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