Litoria multiplica
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from several localities in the eastern mountains of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), and is presumably widespread in this region. It occurs from about 1,200-2,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits small streams in lower-montane rainforest. It is also known to persist in degraded forest (S. Richards pers. comm.). It breeds in slow-moving small streams.


It is a locally common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Some populations are possibly being extirpated by clearing of forest for rural gardens, but it can withstand some forest disturbance.

Conservation Actions

Further documentation of its distribution is needed. Its range includes Crater Wildlife Management Area. Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 multiplica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55739A11359893. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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