Liophryne dentata
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 known the southern end of the Owen Stanley Mountains, Pini Range, and Cloudy Mountains of southern Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded from sea level up to 1,550m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found on the forest floor in the leaf-litter of lowland hill forest. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a direct developer.


It is a common species in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The distribution and population status of this species needs to be documented. It is not known from any protected area.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because there are presently no known threats, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, James Menzies, Fred Kraus 2006. Liophryne dentata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T57862A11683005. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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