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Litoria angiana
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is widespread in the upland forests of New Guinea from Okapa in the central-eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea including the Huon Peninsular, to the Anggi Lakes region of the Vogelkop Peninsula, Papua, Indonesia. It is also known from Agaun in Milne Bay Province, southeastern Papua New Guinea. It occurs between 1,200-3,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs along torrential mountain streams in rainforest. It breeds in fast moving, cold streams. It has not been recorded from disturbed areas.

Population

It appears to be abundant wherever it occurs, and certainly numbers at least in the millions.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Its upland forest habitat in mainland New Guinea is in good condition, and there are no threats currently identified.

Conservation Actions

Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programs should be initiated for this species. Its range includes a few protected areas, however these areas require better management.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is probably a complex of more than one species.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Litoria angiana. In: IUCN 2014

 

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