Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Aphantophryne pansa
Species Authority: Fry, 1917

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Allen Allison
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its likely wide distribution, 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 two widely separated mountainous regions at high elevations in Papua New Guinea: in the Owen Stanley Range; and in the mountains south of Wau, Morobe Province. It presumably occurs in intervening areas where there is much additional suitable habitat. It occurs from 2,800-3,840m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in high-altitude grasslands and is a species that breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats. The habitats where it occurs are not under any immediate threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison. 2004. Aphantophryne pansa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57679A11662723. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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