Asterophrys leucopus
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 only from the type locality, Mount Stolle, in Sandaun Province, western Papua New Guinea, at about 1,600m asl. Given the extensive available habitat, it might eventually be found to be more widely distributed.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in mossy rainforest and presumably breeds by direct development, like other species in the genus.


When collected it was not observed to be common, and only three specimens were collected.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are currently no known threats to it.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is not within a protected area.

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.


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Asterophrys leucopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57682A11663360. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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