Xenorhina rostrata
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) and Papua New Guinea, and central mountains of Papua New Guinea. It ranges up to 1,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits lowland and lower montane rainforest, and cleared areas such as small-scale subsistence farms around villages, where it calls from beneath the humus on the ground. It breeds by direct development.


It is not common anywhere, occurring at low densities.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is unlikely to be threatened in view of its wide distribution and tolerance of habitat modification.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any 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, Richard Zweifel 2004. Xenorhina rostrata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58036A11720824. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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