Hylarana papua


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hylarana papua
Species Authority: (Lesson, 1830)
Rana papua Lesson, 1830

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, Fred Kraus
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, Fred Kraus 2004. Hylarana papua. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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