Choerophryne proboscidea
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Kraus and Allison. 2004. Herpetologica 57:222
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: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges widely along the bases of the northern coastal mountains of New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), up to 500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a censorial species that lives in tropical rainforest and on forest edges, but not in really degraded areas. It breeds by direct development.


It occurs patchily, being common only very locally.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is probably not threatened, except very locally.

Conservation Actions

Further document of its distribution is needed. It is not known 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, Allen Allison 2004. Choerophryne proboscidea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57767A11672609. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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