Barygenys parvula
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 two localities in the Adelbert Mountains, at around 1,500m asl, in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the ground in primary tropical rainforest, where it breeds by direct development. It can also survive in secondary and degraded habitats and appears to be quite adaptable.


It appears to be common at the type locality.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is little information on threats to this species. The region where it occurs is densely populated by people, and forest clearance for rural gardens is taking place, but this species is not thought to be threatened, given its adaptability.

Conservation Actions

The Nature Conservancy is currently negotiating a land concession in the Adelbert Mountains, which would help to conserve this species.

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, Richard Zweifel, James Menzies 2004. Barygenys parvula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57710A11673670. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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