Choerophryne allisoni
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Richards and Burton, 2003. Trans Royal Society Australia 127:48
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: Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This recently described species is known only from the type locality of Mount Sisa in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. The type series was collected at 2,000m asl; the species was absent from forest near the summit of Mount Sisa at 2,500m asl, so it might have a narrow distribution.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found within forest leaf-litter in the transition zone between Nothofagus-dominated vegetation with a rather open understorey, and a more dense higher altitude moss forest. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.


It is known only from the type series.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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


Stephen Richards 2004. Choerophryne allisoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57765A11672053. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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