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Litoria havina

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Litoria havina
Species Authority: Menzies, 1993

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 likely 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 is known from the southern slopes of the Star Mountains (Menzies 1993), the Southern Highlands Province (Richards, unpublished data), both in Papua New Guinea, and from the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandamen Peninsula, in Papua, Indonesia. There is possibly a related population in the Fakfak Mountains on the Bomberai Peninsular. It occurs from 300-1,300m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally very abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an inhabitant of swamps in tropical rainforest. It is also known to persist in disturbed habitats in the Southern Highlands. It breeds in small stagnant temporary or permanent pools in streams, and has also been observed breeding in ditches. It lays its eggs on leaves overhanging the water and when hatched they drop into the water (Günther, 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest clearance in the foothills of the Star Mountains has damaged many breeding sites of this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A couple of protected areas occur within the range of this species. Protected areas are needed to safeguard its rainforest swamp habitat. Its distribution needs to be better documented.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2004. Litoria havina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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