Xenorhina bouwensi
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 is known from three separate localities, from the Vogelkop Peninsula, from the base of the Wandamen Peninsular in the Wondiwoi Mountains, and from the Star Mountains of Papua, Indonesia. It has been recorded from 500-1,260m asl. It presumably occurs much more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It calls at night only, from beneath the forest floor (20-30cm below the ground) in humus in hill forest. It has not been recorded in degraded habitats. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.


It was observed as common in the Wondiwoi Mountains.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Logging is potentially a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

The distribution needs to be documented, particularly its occurrence between the only three known localities. Its range includes Arfak Mountains National Park and Wandamen Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Stephen Richards, Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Xenorhina bouwensi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58044A11721664. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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