Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Mount Stolle, in Sandaun Province, western Papua New Guinea, at about 1,600m asl. Given the extensive available habitat, it might eventually be found to be more widely distributed.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It lives in mossy rainforest and presumably breeds by direct development, like other species in the genus.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
When collected it was not observed to be common, and only three specimens were collected.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are currently no known threats to it.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The type locality is not within a protected area.
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Wikipedia

Asterophrys leucopus

Asterophrys leucopus is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. It is endemic to northwestern Papua New Guinea where it is known from a number of mountains (Sandaun Province: Stolle Mountain, its type locality, and Bewani Mountains; East Sepik Province: Hunstein Mountains).[2]

Description[edit]

Asterophrys leucopus are moderately large microhylids. Males measure 43–47 mm (1.7–1.9 in) in snout–vent length. A distinctive feature of these frogs, shared with the congeneric Asterophrys turpicola, is their extremely broad head, almost half of snout–vent length. It has a robust body with short limbs. The colour pattern is mottled light and dark pinkish brown, with irregular black patches on dorsal and lateral surfaces; this gives these frogs a good camouflage against wet moss of their habitat. Males call from exposed positions; the call consists of a series of rapidly repeated introductory notes followed by slower terminal notes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richards, S. & Allison, A. (2004). "Asterophrys leucopus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Asterophrys leucopus Richards, Johnston, and Burton, 1994". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Richards, S. J., G. R. Johnston, and T. C. Burton (1994). "A remarkable new asterophryine microhylid frog from the mountains of New Guinea". Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 37: 281–286. 
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