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Litoria leucova
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: Papua New Guinea

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from two localities in the upper Sepik drainage of northern Papua New Guinea. It probably occurs throughout this mountainous region but further data on its distribution are required. It occurs around 1,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in and around small streams in montane rainforest, and probably breeds in torrential mountain streams.

Population

It was rediscovered in 1993 on Mount Stolle, Sandaun Province, where it is reasonably common.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species, which occurs in a very remote area.

Conservation Actions

It occurs on a mountain where local communities are providing some habitat protection. Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, the population status of this species requires close monitoring.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Litoria leucova. In: IUCN 2014

 

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