Litoria lutea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria lutea (Boulenger, 1887)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Fred Parker
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Solomons Archipelago.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a poorly known species occurring in the north-western islands of the Solomons archipelago, from Isabel and New Georgia in the south, to Buka (in Papua New Guinea) in the north. Recent studies (S. Richards, unpubl.) suggest that this species is more widespread in the Solomon Islands than previously documented. It is a lowland species that probably occurs only up to about 50m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on population status, but it most likely occurs at low densities.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is arboreal, and found in tropical rainforest. It possibly breeds in swamps in forests. In Bougainville it has been observed laying eggs on the vertical surface of trees above water-filled tree holes; the tadpoles then fall into the water.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not recorded from any protected areas, so there is a need for improved habitat protection at the lowland sites where this species is known to occur. The distribution of this species requires further documentation.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Fred Parker. 2004. Litoria lutea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55733A11359255. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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