Cophixalus balbus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Cophixalus balbus Günther, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Rainer Günther
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This recently described species is known from the type locality, 7km north of the village of Konti (about 12km north-east of Serui), and its vicinity, on Yapen Island, in Papua Province, Indonesia. It might also have been recorded at a second locality approximately 25km west of the type locality, although this requires confirmation and has not yet been mapped. The type locality is 650m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The area where this species was collected is covered by patches of primary and secondary rainforest. Animals were found perched on fern fronds or leaves of shrubs 1.5-3.0m above the ground. Like other species in the genus, this is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It might be present in Pulau Yapen Tengah Nature Reserve.

Citation: Rainer Günther. 2004. Cophixalus balbus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57772A11682319. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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