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Litoria verae
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Gunther, R. 2004. Two new treefrog species of the genusLitoria(Anura: Hylidae) from the west of New Guinea
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 newly discovered species from Papua, in Indonesian New Guinea, is so far known only from the eastern slope of the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, about 7km west of the Umar Bay coast, at about 650m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known only from primary rainforest, where a pair in amplexus was found in water 40cm deep in a small, temporary swamp, close to an intermittent stream. Calling males were perching on trees and shrubs 2-5m above ground in and around the swamp.

Population

There is very little information on its population status. Only four specimens are known.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The area in which it occurs is scheduled for logging.

Conservation Actions

Although it is found in the Wandamen Peninsula Nature Reserve, which might be presumed to afford its habitat some degree of protection, this area is not in fact secure from logging.

Citation

Rainer G√ľnther 2006. Litoria verae. In: IUCN 2014

 

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