Lechriodus melanopyga
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on Aru Island and in northern, southern, and eastern New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), up to 1,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the floor of tropical rainforest and lowland dry forest, as well as in teak plantations. It breeds in ephemeral and permanent ponds.


It is very abundant.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several 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, Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Lechriodus melanopyga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57378A11615824. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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