Litoria obtusirostris
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Yapen Island (probably near Ansus), Papua, Indonesia.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat and ecological requirements are unknown.


It has not been collected again since it was first described, so its population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on the threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Urgent efforts are needed to rediscover it and to determine its taxonomic status, distribution, and population status. This will require additional topotypic material to determine its taxonomic identity. It is probably a synonym of Litoria nigropunctata, but no specimens still exist for this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species will probably prove to be a synonym of Litoria nigropunctata (Richards pers. comm.).


Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Litoria obtusirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55743A11360262. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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