Austrochaperina rivularis
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 occurs in a relatively wide area of mountains in western Papua New Guinea, extending almost to the Papuan (Indonesia) border. It almost certainly also occurs in suitable habitats in Papua, Indonesia but as yet has not been recorded from there. It occurs from 600-1,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs along small streams in rainforest. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.


It seems to be abundant where it occurs, and presumably has large populations throughout its known range and elsewhere in suitable, unexplored areas. It is probably stable and secure.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats.

Conservation Actions

None required at present. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Austrochaperina rivularis. In: IUCN 2014


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