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Litoria impura

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Litoria impura
Species Authority: (Peters and Doria, 1878)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: James Menzies, Stephen Richards
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it appears to be adaptable with a presumed large population, and 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 on the southeastern coast of Papua New Guinea between Yule Island and Dogura, where it is relatively widespread. It is generally a lowland species, probably ranging from sea-level up to 1,100m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in open, coastal tropical savannahs. It breeds in still water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats. Its habitat is unlikely to be at risk from existing or foreseeable impacts.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution needs to be better documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Citation: James Menzies, Stephen Richards 2004. Litoria impura. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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