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Batrachylodes wolfi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Batrachylodes wolfi
Species Authority: (Sternfeld, 1918)

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 from Buka and Bougainville Islands in Papua New Guinea, and Choiseul and Isabel Islands in the Solomon Islands. It has been recorded up to 700m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population: This species appears to be abundant (S. Richards pers. obs.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a scansorial species in lowland and hill rainforest. They have also been found on the forest edge, and in native bananas (not in plantations), but it prefers primary forest. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs in leaves in trees about 2m above the ground.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Logging is a threat to this species, particularly in the political Solomon Islands portion of the range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The impacts of logging on this species need to be determined, and the range in the Solomons Archipelago needs to be further documented. There are no protected areas within the range of this species.

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