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Ceratobatrachus guentheri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Ceratobatrachus guentheri
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1884

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Stephen Richards, Fred Parker
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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 on the Solomon Islands and Bougainville and Buka Island, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 700m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population: This species is abundant throughout its range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits the forest floor in tropical rainforest, and appears to persist in secondary forest, rural gardens and other degraded areas. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development and lays eggs in small hollows at the base of trees.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the past this species was exported in large numbers to Europe and other regions for the pet trade. Despite this it remains widespread and exceptionally abundant throughout the Solomon Islands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Solomon Islands Government is currently formulating legislation to control the export of this species. It is not known from any protected areas.
Citation: Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Ceratobatrachus guentheri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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