Hylophorbus nigrinus
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: Indonesia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This newly described species is known from two localities in Papua, Indonesia: Yapen Island (off the north coast of New Guinea), 7km north of Kontiunai, at 620-680m asl; and Dabra (on the New Guinea mainland), at 80m asl. It has only been found immediately around the type localities, and has not yet been found elsewhere.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the floor of tropical forest, including in secondary re-growth forest, and presumably breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It might be threatened by selective logging.

Conservation Actions

Although it is found in Yapen Nature Reserve, logging continues here.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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


Rainer G√ľnther, David Price 2004. Hylophorbus nigrinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57824A11689562. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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