Austrochaperina macrorhyncha
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Zweifel, R. G. 2000. Partition of the Australopapuan Microhylid frog genus Sphenophryne with descriptions of new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No.253.
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 widely scattered locations in Papua, Indonesia between the eastern Vogelkop in the west and the Lorentz River in the east. It is probably widely distributed in suitable habitat. It occurs from 850-2,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives near streams in low-mid-montane rainforest. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.


They have been observed to be relatively uncommon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It has not been recorded from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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, Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Austrochaperina macrorhyncha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57694A11665864. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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