Copiula major
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 from Papua, Indonesia, is found at the base of the Wandamen Peninsula in the Wondowoi Mountains, at 400-800m asl. Some very similar animals have been found far away in the Crater Mountains of Papua New Guinea (Bickford pers. comm.), but their range has not been mapped in this assessment.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives under leaf-litter on the forest floor, and has only been found so far in mature forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.


This species has been found to be abundant during rain.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The area in which it occurs is scheduled for logging, which might be a threat.

Conservation Actions

Even though it occurs in the Wandamen Peninsula Nature Reserve, this area is not secure from logging.

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. Copiula major. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57795A11676929. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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