Cophixalus cheesmanae
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: Papua New Guinea


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found in the eastern half of Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 1,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits low vegetation in tropical rainforest. It is a direct developing species that breeds on the top of forest floor vegetation in valleys.


It is relatively common and regularly encountered.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The species' range includes Lakamu Wildlife Management Area.

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, David Bickford 2004. Cophixalus cheesmanae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57775A11682568. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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