Litoria spartacus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria spartacus Richards and Oliver, 2006

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
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is currently known only from the Southern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea. All records so far have been from streams near Moro Camp (6°21.833’S, 143°13.481’E) at 800m asl, and the Benaria River (6°03.287’S and 142°58.707’E) at 1,345m asl, both of these sites being within the Kikori Integrated Conservation and Development Project Area. It is expected to occur more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea (main island group))
Additional data:
Number of Locations:2
Lower elevation limit (metres):800
Upper elevation limit (metres):1345
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Population [top]

Population:Many frogs were heard at its only known sites.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Male specimens have been encountered in riparian rainforest, where they called from branches 3-10m above ground, overhanging torrential streams. It is assumed to breed in streams by larval development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Kikori Integrated Conservation and Development Project Area, where its habitat is conserved. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, threats and general ecology of the species.

Citation: Stephen Richards. 2008. Litoria spartacus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135896A4217781. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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