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Litoria auae
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Menzies, J.I. and Tyler, M.J. 2004.Litoria gracilenta(Anura: Hylidae) and related species in New Guinea.Australian Journal of Zoology: 191-214.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is widespread in the Gulf and Western Provinces of Papua New Guinea between the Purari and the Fly rivers, and including Daru Island, off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea. It is found from sea level up to 1,100m asl. Its range might extend further to the west and east, but this requires confirmation.

Habitat and Ecology

Some specimens collected from mainland New Guinea were found in a sago swamp. Specimens on Daru Island were found calling beside roadside ditches on the outskirts of town suggesting that it might be able to tolerate significant levels of habitat disturbance. It is a pond-breeding species with larval development. Further information is needed regards the habitat and ecology of this species.

Population

It is an abundant species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There are no known threats to the species at present.

Conservation Actions

It has not yet been recorded from any protected areas, however there are protected areas to the west of the species' current known range which it might occur in.

Taxonomic Notes

This species has recently been separated from Litoria gracilenta (Menzies and Tyler, 2004).

Citation

James Menzies 2006. Litoria auae. In: IUCN 2014

 

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