Asterophrys leucopus 


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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Allen Allison
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 occurrence:
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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2004: e.T57682A11663360. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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