Papurana kreffti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Papurana kreffti (Boulenger, 1882)
Hylarana kreffti (Boulenger, 1882)
Rana kreffti Boulenger, 1882
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of the Solomon Islands Hylarana species requires further study to determine the number of taxa involved.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is probably 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 widespread in the Solomon Islands, and also occurs on New Ireland and Buka Island, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 300m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population:It has been observed as common, and also not so common in some areas.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits small, slow streams in lowland rainforest. It has also been recorded from wet grassy areas in disturbed habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The distribution of this species needs to be documented, and the taxonomy of different populations needs to be assessed. It is within the Makira Integrated Conservation and Development Project Area.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This species has been moved to the genus Papurana (previously Hylarana).

Citation: Stephen Richards, Fred Parker. 2004. Papurana kreffti (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58633A89363902. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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