Aphantophryne minuta
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
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 two localities in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea: the type locality near the Myola Guest House, at 2,700m asl and Mount Tafa, at 2,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

One individual was found in leaf-litter on a forested ridge. This species presumably breeds by direct development.


Only two specimens are known; this is a very hard species to find.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species, which occurs in an area that has experienced very little human impact.

Conservation Actions

The area where it occurs used to be protected by local people to at least some extent.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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


Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker 2004. Aphantophryne minuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57678A11662536. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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