Choerophryne variegata
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Burton, T. C., and R. G. Zweifel. 1995. A new genus of genyophrynine microhylid frogs from New Guinea. American Museum Novitates 3129: 1–7.
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, Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species' geographic range is unknown. The only known specimen was collected in the Digul River area, Merauke Regency, Papua, Indonesia. The precise (and indeed even the general) locality has not been determined.

Habitat and Ecology

This species' habitat is presumably rainforest. Like other members of its genus, it presumably breeds by direct development.


The population status of this species is unknown. The one known specimen still exists.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Choerophryne variegata. In: IUCN 2014


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