Xenorhina fuscigula
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 in the Schrader, Hagen and Kubor Ranges and the Sepik-Wahgi Dividing Range of central New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, at 1,300-2,900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This fossorial species is adaptable and is known from cultivated areas and lower and mid-montane forest. It breeds by direct development.


It is common in lower and mid-montane forest.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

No specific actions required but documentation of the species' ecology and distribution would be worthwhile. It is not known from any protected 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. Xenorhina fuscigula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58027A11719117. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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