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Litoria thesaurensis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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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, Solomon Islands

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

As it is currently recognized, this species occurs widely in the lowlands of New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, and the Solomon Islands. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in lowland rainforest where it congregates around forest pools after heavy rains. It breeds in swamps, temporary forest pools, and in flooded ditches and pools in disturbed habitats such as gardens and regrowth forest.

Population

It is abundant in lowland habitats.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

None are known, although logging might be impacting some populations in the Solomon Islands.

Conservation Actions

The potential impacts of logging on this species need to be assessed. It occurs within several protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

Litoria thesaurensis includes more than one species (S. Richards pers. comm.).

Citation

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

 

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