Cophixalus sphagnicola
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found on the mountains in the vicinity of Wau, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded from 2,300-3,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits heavily mossed montane rainforest edge, alpine grassland and secondary and disturbed rainforest. It breeds by direct development.


It is a very abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The species' Extent of Occurrence on other mountains in the vicinity needs to be documented. It is known to occur in Mount Kaindi Wildlife Management Area.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Cophixalus sphagnicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57787A11674748. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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