Litoria oenicolen
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 the type locality, Baiyer River Sanctuary, in Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, at 1,200-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives and presumably breeds in mountain streams in rainforest.


It has only been found twice, the last time being in 1987. It is not common in its only known locality.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

There should be further documentation of its distribution, and its population status also requires monitoring, particularly given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia. It should be noted that the Baiyer River Sanctuary is a small zoo, and not a protected area.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, Richard Zweifel 2004. Litoria oenicolen. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55744A11360339. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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