Choerophryne proboscidea


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Choerophryne proboscidea
Species Authority: van Kampen, 1914

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 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 ranges widely along the bases of the northern coastal mountains of New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), up to 500m asl.
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It occurs patchily, being common only very locally.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a censorial species that lives in tropical rainforest and on forest edges, but not in really degraded areas. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not threatened, except very locally.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further document of its distribution is needed. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Choerophryne proboscidea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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