Oxydactyla stenodactyla
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 four disjunctive regions at very high altitudes in the mountains of central Papua New Guinea. It is recorded from 2,490-4,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits alpine grassland with tree ferns. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.


It is a very common species in appropriate habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species due to its high elevation. Fire is a potential threat.

Conservation Actions

Further documentation of the species distribution is required. Its range includes Mount Wilhelm National Park.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common and occurs in a habitat that is not under significant threat.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Oxydactyla stenodactyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57944A11706710. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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