Litoria dorsalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria dorsalis Macleay, 1877

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, David Bickford
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 occurs in the southern lowlands of Papua New Guinea. Although its distribution is poorly documented, it probably occurs widely in monsoon forests and rainforest in southern New Guinea. It has not yet been recorded from Indonesia. All records are from below 100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population:It is locally abundant, but is sometimes hard to find.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in closed-canopy rainforest, but also occurs in more open forest and moist savannah across southern New Guinea. It breeds in temporary pools, and survives in degraded habitats. It can tolerate bush fires.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely to be at risk.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution, habitat requirements and population status need to be documented. It occurs in at least one protected area.

Citation: Stephen Richards, David Bickford. 2004. Litoria dorsalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55719A11355910. . Downloaded on 24 September 2017.
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