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Batrachylodes gigas

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality at the southern end of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, where it has been recorded between 500 and 1,500m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is not a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits tropical rainforest and reproduces by direct development, laying its eggs in trees.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not clear what the threats are to this species. The conflict on Bougainville Island, which ended in 1997, probably minimised the impacts of logging on this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution on Bougainville and other islands needs to be determined, and its population status needs to be assessed. There are no protected areas within the species' range.

Citation: Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Batrachylodes gigas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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