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Aphantophryne sabini

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Aphantophryne sabini
Species Authority: Zweifel and Parker, 1989

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known so far only from the vicinity of the Myola Guest House, 7km south and 6km west of Mount Bellamy, Oro Province, in Papua New Guinea, at 2,080-2,270m asl, and is likely to occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in montane grassy meadows and is presumed to breed by direct development. It has also been found on montane forest edges, and in treefern-dominated grassland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat in the area where it occurs is probably reasonably secure, so there are currently no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker 2004. Aphantophryne sabini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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