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.
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.
It is a common species.
The habitat in the area where it occurs is probably reasonably secure, so there are currently no known threats to this species.
Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker 2004. Aphantophryne sabini. In: IUCN 2014