Cornufer trossulus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ceratobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Cornufer trossulus Brown and Myers, 1949
Batrachylodes trossulus Brown and Myers, 1949

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 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 from Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea), Choiseul and Isabel Islands, Solomon Islands. It occurs up to 500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It is an extremely abundant species in lowland rainforest and logged habitat, and appears to be more abundant in disturbed compared to pristine forest.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits forest floor in lowland and foothill rainforest (S. Richards pers. obs.). It appears to be able to persist in secondary forest, rural gardens, villages etc. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are none known and this species appears to be able to persist in secondary forest and other disturbed habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species' range in the Solomon Islands needs to be documented. Its range does not include any protected areas.

Citation: Fred Parker, Stephen Richards. 2004. Cornufer trossulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58239A11756031. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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