Cornufer mediodiscus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ceratobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Cornufer mediodiscus
Species Authority: Brown and Parker, 1970
Batrachylodes mediodiscus Brown and Parker, 1970

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fred Parker, Stephen Richards
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably 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 occurs on Buka and Bougainville Islands, Papua New Guinea, up to 500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a reasonably common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits the floor of tropical rainforest, and also degraded habitats, such as rural gardens, forest regrowth, and plantations. 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. Cornufer mediodiscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58236A11755756. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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