Mantophryne lateralis
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: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the north coast of Papua (Indonesia), north and south of the central range of Papua New Guinea and from Normanby Island also in Papua New Guinea. It occurs up to 1,430m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is active at night on the forest floor in tropical rainforest. It is an adaptable species that has also been recorded from rural gardens. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.


This species is abundant within its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

None required. Its range includes a number of protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Mantophryne lateralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57869A11695938. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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