Litoria louisiadensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria louisiadensis (Tyler, 1968)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, Fred Kraus
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its abundance within its restricted distribution, its presumed large population, and because its habitat is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is currently known only from two mountains on Rossell and Tagula (Sudest) Islands in the Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Given the largely unbroken extent of habitat and low elevation on both islands, this species is likely to be widely distributed on both.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is very common along low-elevation forested streams throughout central Tagula (Sudest). It is present along both rather large (approximately 5-8m wide) streams as well as tiny (around 1m) tributaries. Its breeding habitats are unknown.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats. The habitat on Tagula (Sudest) and Rossel remains in reasonable condition. The forest on Tagula Island was damaged by logging 100 years ago, but has since recovered. There are no immediate plans for logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not it occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, Fred Kraus. 2006. Litoria louisiadensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T55732A11359145. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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