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Litoria pygmaea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Litoria pygmaea
Species Authority: (Meyer, 1874)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Stephen Richards, David Price
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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 is widespread in the lowlands of mainland western New Guinea and Yapen Island, extending eastwards at least to the Lakekamu Basin. It occurs up to 650m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: They can be locally common, but can also disappear and reappear from locations without explanation.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in lowland rainforest. It breeds in still ponds and ditches. It can tolerate a large degree of habitat modification, and can be found around villages for example.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The distribution, and population dynamics of the species need to be determined. Its range overlaps with a few protected areas.
Citation: Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Litoria pygmaea. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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