Platymantis macrops


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Platymantis macrops
Species Authority: (Brown, 1965)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Fred Parker
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from mountains in the Aresi area near Kunua, on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, at 700-1,000m asl. It might possibly occur more widely in the Solomon Islands.
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found on steep mountain slopes in dense forest and along streams, but not on ridge tops. It breeds by direct development, laying its eggs on the ground.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are probably no threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Platymantis macrops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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