Litoria spinifera
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 a number of localities in rugged mountain habitats of eastern Papua New Guinea. Its altitudinal range is 850-1,500m.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in and around torrential streams in rainforest. It appears to be tolerant of at least some level of habitat degradation, and can be found in rural gardens. It breeds in streams, including silted streams.


Its abundance ranges from uncommon to reasonably common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

None are known. It is adaptable and occurs in remote areas where there is little human pressure.

Conservation Actions

There should be further documentation of its distribution. Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It is found in Crater Wildlife Management Area.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.


Stephen Richards, David Bickford, Fred Parker 2004. Litoria spinifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55753A11361481. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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