Xenorhina ophiodon
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: Indonesia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality, "Hatam" (probably near Makwam), in the northern Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop Peninsula, Papua, Indonesia, at 1,500m asl. The name of the type locality is not actually a place but the name of the local people in this area.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in montane forest, where it is probably a terrestrial species, rather than fossorial, based on its morphological evidence. It is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.


There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known from only three specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its habitat might potentially be threatened by smallholder farming, which is common in this area.

Conservation Actions

This species' range includes Arfak Mountains National Park.

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, James Menzies 2004. Xenorhina ophiodon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58035A11720729. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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