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Litoria chrisdahli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria chrisdahli Richards, 2007

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards
Reviewer(s): Simon Stuart, Neil Cox
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient because it has only recently been discovered, and is currently only known from one site. However it is common and appears to be adaptable, so discovery of additional populations will probably allow its reassignment as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the vicinity of Wamangu, adjacent to the Nakam River in the Sepik Basin, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, at 180m asl (Richards, 2007). It is likely to occur more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea (main island group))
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):180
Upper elevation limit (metres):180
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Population [top]

Population:It is apparently common in suitable habitat (Richards, 2007).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been found in a complex patchwork of secondary lowland rainforest, patches of bamboo, coconut plantations, cleared forest and gardens, and sago swamps (Richards, 2007). The males call predominantly on relatively cool, wet nights, and are common around pools and swamps (particularly sago swamps) in severely disturbed habitats (Richards, 20070. Several males were found calling from sago palm leaves about 3–5m high in the evening after rain; others were found in lowland rainforest near the sago swamps, calling from between 50cm–2m above ground on leaves. The species preumably deposits its eggs on leaves above water, into which the larvae fall to complete their development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It appears to be an adaptable species, and so is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine the geographic range of this poorly known species.

Citation: Stephen Richards. 2008. Litoria chrisdahli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135863A4213116. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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