Litoria elkeae
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from two localities in north-central Papua, Indonesia, and presumably occurs in the extensive suitable habitat in this region. Current records are from below 300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in lowland rainforest, including in degraded and disturbed habitats (it has been found in an area that had been very heavily logged), where it breeds in temporary and permanent swamps and pools.


It is reasonably abundant.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is unlikely to be majorly threatened by changing patterns of land use, particularly since it is known to persist in degraded rainforest habitats.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas, although further survey work should be conducted to better document its distribution.

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.


Stephen Richards, Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Litoria elkeae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55721A11356645. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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