Litoria pronimia
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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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: Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from four localities between the Star Mountains and Haia on the southern side of the central mountains of Papua New Guinea, covering a linear distance of about 430 kilometres. It occurs from 300-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found around forest pools in foothill rainforests. It breeds in temporary pools and swamps, and has also been observed breeding in seepages and ditches.


It is a relatively uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Some breeding sites in the Star Mountains have been destroyed by gardens (S. Richards pers. obs.).

Conservation Actions

The distribution of this species needs to be properly documented. It is known to occur within two protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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, David Bickford 2004. Litoria pronimia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55747A11360624. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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