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Hylarana papua

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

Scientific Name: Hylarana papua
Species Authority: (Lesson, 1830)
Synonym/s:
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)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
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. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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