Papurana papua 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Papurana papua (Lesson, 1826)
Common Name(s):
English Papua Frog
Hylarana papua (Lesson, 1826)
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)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Richards, S., Allison, A. & Kraus, F. 2008. Papurana papua (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T58691A89364501. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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