This newly discovered species from Papua, in Indonesian New Guinea, is so far known only from the eastern slope of the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, about 7km west of the Umar Bay coast, at about 650m asl. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known only from primary rainforest, where a pair in amplexus was found in water 40cm deep in a small, temporary swamp, close to an intermittent stream. Calling males were perching on trees and shrubs 2-5m above ground in and around the swamp.
There is very little information on its population status. Only four specimens are known.
The area in which it occurs is scheduled for logging.
Although it is found in the Wandamen Peninsula Nature Reserve, which might be presumed to afford its habitat some degree of protection, this area is not in fact secure from logging.
Rainer Günther 2006. Litoria verae. In: IUCN 2014