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Asterophrys leucopus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Asterophrys leucopus
Species Authority: Richards, Johnston and Burton, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Allen Allison
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Mount Stolle, in Sandaun Province, western Papua New Guinea, at about 1,600m asl. Given the extensive available habitat, it might eventually be found to be more widely distributed.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: When collected it was not observed to be common, and only three specimens were collected.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in mossy rainforest and presumably breeds by direct development, like other species in the genus.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are currently no known threats to it.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is not within a protected area.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Asterophrys leucopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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