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Litoria christianbergmanni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria christianbergmanni Günther, 2008
Taxonomic Notes:  This species has affinities to the Litoria nigropunctata species-group according to the original publication (Günther 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2009-03-19
Assessor(s): Günther, R.
Reviewer(s): Hoffmann, M. & Angulo, A.
Justification:

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found on a stretch (9-17 km) along the road Fakfak Town and Kokas, in the Fakfak Mountains (Günther 2008), in the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, near km 53 along the Nabire-Mapia road, and near Timika, western New Guinea, Papua Province (Irian Jaya) of Indonesia (R. Günther pers. comm. 2009). It is presumed to occur in between known localities. It is found between 600 and 860 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Indonesia (Papua)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):600
Upper elevation limit (metres):860
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Population [top]

Population:This species' population density appears to be high (Günther 2008).
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits the edges of primary forests and/or secondary forests near standing or slowly running water. (R. Günther pers comm. 2009). Individuals can be found at day and at night perching on herbaceous plants, tall grasses and low shrubs (ca 0.5-2 m), near and in small ponds and ditches created near the road (Günther 2008). Calling activity has been heard for the months of April and September. It is not thought to survive in totally cleared areas (R. Günther pers. comm. 2009).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The general area where this species occurs has been cleared of primary forests for road construction, and these forests are now replaced by secondary growth and plantations (Günther 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are currently known for this species.

Citation: Günther, R. 2009. Litoria christianbergmanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158633A5243994. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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