Choerophryne rostellifer
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
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 north coastal ranges from the Adelbert Range in the east, to the Bewani Mountains in the west, and in the Star Mountains in the south of Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 1,320m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is restricted to the interior and edge of tropical rainforest. It breeds by direct development.


It is has been observed to be locally abundant.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Further documentation of the species' distribution is needed. There are a couple of protected areas within the species range.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Choerophryne rostellifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57768A11681958. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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