Litoria pygmaea
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2004 Geordie Torr (1 of 1)
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: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widespread in the lowlands of mainland western New Guinea and Yapen Island, extending eastwards at least to the Lakekamu Basin. It occurs up to 650m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in lowland rainforest. It breeds in still ponds and ditches. It can tolerate a large degree of habitat modification, and can be found around villages for example.


They can be locally common, but can also disappear and reappear from locations without explanation.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions

The distribution, and population dynamics of the species need to be determined. Its range overlaps with a few protected areas.

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 Price 2004. Litoria pygmaea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55749A11360866. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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