Choerophryne gunnari
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: Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Aieme Creek, a tributary of the Musgrave River, in Central Province at around 450m asl, and from the region from Dorobisoro to Laronu on the western slope of Mount Obree from 600-800m asl, Papua New Guinea.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in the foothill rainforest at Aieme Creek, and is common in patches of relatively undisturbed habitat around some of the villages west of Mount Obree. It does not appear to be particularly tolerant of habitat disturbance as it is absent from the adjacent secondary forest that is regenerating. It is presumed to breed by direct development, probably breeding on the ground or in moss on tree trunks.


It is quite a common species in undisturbed habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction due to logging might be a threat to this species in some areas, although it is unlikely to be a wide ranging threat given the extent of forest still remaining between the two currently known sites.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker, James Menzies, Fred Kraus 2004. Choerophryne gunnari. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57665A11670966.


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