Litoria majikthise
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: Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a small area at altitudes of 550-650m asl around the headwaters of the Ok Tedi River in the Star Mountains in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Its distribution remains largely undocumented.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in swamps in tropical rainforest. It lays its eggs on leaves overhanging streams, and when hatched the larvae fall into the water below.


It has been observed as abundant in swamps but it might be declining locally.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is threatened by forest clearance taking place for development of mining infrastructure and for new villages associated with the Ok Tedi mine.

Conservation Actions

The forest in the vicinity of the Ok Tedi mine needs urgent protection.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its Extent of Occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Litoria majikthise. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55735A11359439. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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