Hylarana papua


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hylarana papua
Species Authority: (Lesson, 1826)
Common Name(s):
English Papua Frog
Hylorana papua (Lessen, 1826)
Limnodytes waigiensis Duméril & Bibron, 1841
Limnodytes papua (Lessen, 1826)
Papurana papua (Lesson, 1826)
Rana papua Lesson, 1826
Rana semelvella Menzies, 1987
Sylvirana papua (Lesson, 1826)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Richards, S., Allison, A. & Kraus, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, 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 very widespread across northern New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and a number of offshore islands, including Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta, Biak and Manus, and Fergusson and Normanby in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits swampy forests and flooded grasslands, including disturbed habitats. It breeds in pools and swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are unlikely to be any significant threats to this widely distributed species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in some protected areas.

Citation: Richards, S., Allison, A. & Kraus, F. 2008. Hylarana papua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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