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Litoria aruensis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
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: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

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.).

Habitat and Ecology

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

Population

Its population status is unknown.

Population Trend

Unknown

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.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

Many of the populations currently identified as Litoria aruensis probably do not belong to this species, but are likely to represent other taxa related to L. gracilenta (Richards pers. comm.).

Citation

Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Litoria aruensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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