This species is widespread in lowland tropical savannahs of southern New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits tropical flooded savannahs, and also foothill rainforest. It breeds in permanent swamps and temporary grassy flooded ditches. It has not been recorded from disturbed habitats.
This species is abundant where it occurs.
There are no known threats to the species.
Taxonomic revision of the species is required. Its range includes several protected areas.
This form is probably a complex of more than one species.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Hylarana novaeguineae. In: IUCN 2014