Aphantophryne sabini
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 so far only from the vicinity of the Myola Guest House, 7km south and 6km west of Mount Bellamy, Oro Province, in Papua New Guinea, at 2,080-2,270m asl, and is likely to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in montane grassy meadows and is presumed to breed by direct development. It has also been found on montane forest edges, and in treefern-dominated grassland.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The habitat in the area where it occurs is probably reasonably secure, so there are currently no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

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 sabini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57680A11662922. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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