Litoria rara 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria rara Günther and Richards, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Rainer Günther, 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 recently described species is endemic to New Guinea where it has been recorded in Papua Province, Indonesia. It is currently known only from the type locality of the '"54 km" site along the Nabire-Mapia road, about 30 km direct line southeast of Nabire, 750m asl (3º29.517' S, 135º43.913' E') (Günther and Richards, 2005). It might occur more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Papua)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):750
Upper elevation limit (metres):750
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from the holotype, and appears to be rare.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The only known specimen was found on the leaf of a shrub 1.8 m above the surface of a fast flowing "rocky" stream, near to a road with motor traffic (Günther and Richards, 2005). The vegetation surrounding the stream is secondary tropical moist forest. It presumably breeds by larval development in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known (R. Günther pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species, and it is not known from any protected areas (R. Günther pers. comm.). Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, threats and general ecology of the species.

Citation: Rainer Günther, Stephen Richards. 2008. Litoria rara. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136117A4241531. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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