Overview

Distribution

Range Description

For the purposes of this assessment (in view of the taxonomic uncertainties associated with this species), its distribution is considered to be limited to the Aru Islands and Misool Island (where it was originally described). Although it possibly also occurs on mainland western Papua, Indonesia, this has not been confirmed (Richards pers. comm.).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is unknown, but it probably occurs in coastal lowlands, in rainforest or swampy habitats.

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, Djoko Iskandar

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 uncertainty as to its taxonomic status, as well as the absence of recent information on its Extent of Occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
Its population status is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no specific threats known for this species. However, the Aru Islands are being logged and cleared for agricultural land, which is most likely affecting its habitat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The distribution, habitat requirements and population status of this species need to be determined. Its range as currently defined does not overlap any protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Aru tree frog

The Aru tree frog, Litoria aruensis, is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat destruction.

References

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