Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is widespread in New Guinea from the Arfak Mountains (Vogelkop Peninsula) in the west (Indonesia) to the southeastern Peninsula of Papua New Guinea in the east, as far as Agaun in Milne Bay Province. It occurs from 500-2,000m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It lives in vegetation along streams and small brooks in lowland and montane rainforest, and also occurs in disturbed habitats. It breeds in streams in which the younger larvae live. Old larvae are semi-terrestrial (Günther, 2006).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Stephen Richards, David Price, Fred Kraus

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

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Justification
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.
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Population

Population
It occurs in large numbers wherever it is found.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
Suitable habitat is extensive and no serious threats are known. Locally, pollution of streams from mining is taking place.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The taxonomy of these species complex needs must to be resolved. Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programs should be initiated. It occurs in several protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Arfakiana tree frog

The Arfakiana tree frog, Litoria arfakiana, is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is found in West Papua in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

Additional resources

Litoria arfakiana information from Bishop Museum

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