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Batrachylodes elegans

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Batrachylodes elegans
Species Authority: Brown and Parker, 1970

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fred Parker, Stephen Richards
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with 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 only from Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, occurring below 1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits rainforest, but also lives in gardens, villages, towns, and other anthropogenic habitats. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The war in Bougainville has probably minimised impacts of logging, but it is doubtful that this species would be adversely affected by logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Batrachylodes elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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