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Copiula fistulans

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Copiula fistulans
Species Authority: Menzies and Tyler, 1977

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and 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 the lowlands of Papua New Guinea from Finschhafen, Morobe Province, to Popondetta, Northern Province. It occurs up to 500m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally very common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in burrows in the forest floor on forested hillsides at fairly low elevations. It can tolerate a degree of habitat modification and has been found in burrows on abandoned logging roads. It is breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The distribution and ecology of this species needs to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Copiula fistulans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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