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Litoria amboinensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Litoria amboinensis
Species Authority: (Horst, 1883)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widespread across mainland New Guinea from the Huon Peninsula in Papua New Guinea in the east to Ambon in Indonesia in the west. It is also found on the Indonesia islands Misool and Seram. It is a lowland species, occurring below 700m.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in tropical forest, including degraded forest, calling from trees adjacent to forest swamps. It is less common outside forest. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools and swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its habitat is extensive and the species is not threatened at the present time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2004. Litoria amboinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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