This species is known from the lowlands of Papua New Guinea from Finschhafen, Morobe Province, to Popondetta, Northern Province. It occurs up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in burrows in the forest floor on forested hillsides at fairly low elevations. It can tolerate a degree of habitat modification and has been found in burrows on abandoned logging roads. It is breeds by direct development.
It is a locally very common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The distribution and ecology of this species needs to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Copiula fistulans. In: IUCN 2013