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Litoria singadanae
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Richards, 2005 Zootaxa 1052: 29-39
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
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 was collected on a ridge above Surim Camp at around 1,280m asl in the eastern Finisterre Mountains of the Huon Peninsula, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Habitat and Ecology

It was collected in lower montane mossy rainforest. Individuals were found during the day, well camouflaged against the bark of large tree trunks that had been felled to create a small agricultural garden. No free-standing water occurred anywhere on this ridge or in the near vicinity. Its breeding habits are unknown.

Population

There is no information available on the population status of this species, which is known only from three specimens.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

The most likely threat to this species in this region is clearance of forest for smallholder agricultural gardens.

Conservation Actions

Nearby, a tree kangaroo-focused conservation project is working with local communities to try to establish a network of conservation areas, which would also safeguard other species such as this frog.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

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.

Citation

Simon Stuart 2006. Litoria singadanae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61785A12544420. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61785A12544420.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018

 

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