Copiula exspectata
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Gunther. 2002. Zool Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden. 52:77-86.
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 is known only from Yapen Island (off the north coast of New Guinea, Indonesia), 7km north of Kontiunai, at 620-680m asl. It has only been found immediately around the type locality, and has not yet been found elsewhere.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the floor of tropical forest, including in secondary re-growth forest, and presumably breeds by direct development.


It is a reasonably abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species might be threatened by the selective logging that is continuing in the area where it is found.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Yapen Nature Reserve.

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 exspectata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57793A11676298. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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