Cornufer vertebralis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cornufer vertebralis
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1887
Batrachylodes vertebralis Boulenger, 1887

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 in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because 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 found throughout the Solomon Islands, including Bougainville and Buka in Papua New Guinea. It occurs from coastal areas up to 700m asl.
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a scansorial species living in tropical rainforest, and also in rural gardens and degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development, with the eggs deposited in vegetation above the ground.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not threatened, unless there are any negative impacts of invasive species, or from serious clear-cutting.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The impacts of logging on the species need to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Cornufer vertebralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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