Litoria aruensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria aruensis (Horst, 1883)
Taxonomic Notes: Many of the populations currently identified as Litoria aruensis probably do not belong to this species, but are likely to represent other taxa related to L. gracilenta (Richards pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status, as well as the absence of recent information on its Extent of Occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:For the purposes of this assessment (in view of the taxonomic uncertainties associated with this species), its distribution is considered to be limited to the Aru Islands and Misool Island (where it was originally described). Although it possibly also occurs on mainland western Papua, Indonesia, this has not been confirmed (Richards pers. comm.).
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Population [top]

Population:Its population status is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its habitat is unknown, but it probably occurs in coastal lowlands, in rainforest or swampy habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no specific threats known for this species. However, the Aru Islands are being logged and cleared for agricultural land, which is most likely affecting its habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The distribution, habitat requirements and population status of this species need to be determined. Its range as currently defined does not overlap any protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar. 2004. Litoria aruensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55709A11353492. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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