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Platymantis batantae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Platymantis batantae
Species Authority: Zweifel, 1969

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Batanta and Waigeo Islands off the western coast of Papua, Indonesia. Recent records from Yapen and Gag Islands require confirmation.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is presumably a lowland forest species. The animals from Gag Island were found in a sago swamp; those from Yapen Island were in hilly forest. It breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened on Waigeo Island by logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The extent of occurrence, habitat requirements and population status of this species need to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Platymantis batantae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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