Papurana florensis
family: Ranidae

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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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Lombok, Sumbawa, and Flores in Indonesia. It is also known from a museum specimen from Kananggar on Sumba Island (E. Arida unpubl. data May 2017). It is a lowland species which has been found at 700 m asl (E. Arida unpubl. data May 2017).

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in lowland dry forest and savannas in wet areas, such as marshes and streams. It presumably breeds in water as its cogeners, but there have not been any direct information on this.


It is an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the quality and extent of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Human settlements and tourist infrastructure is increasing on Flores, particularly on the western side of the island, and Lombok (Indonesian Red List Assessment Workshop May 2017). On Sumba, cattle grazing for subsistence farming is a threat to the habitat (Indonesian Red List Assessment Workshop May 2017).

Conservation Actions

This species does not occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This species might include Hylarana elberti (D. Iskandar pers. comm.).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Papurana florensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58598A114923441. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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