This species occurs on northern and southern Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, at 700-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a scansorial and arboreal species inhabiting rainforest. It has not been found in degraded habitats, perhaps because the habitat within its altitudinal range is still in good condition. It breeds by direct development.
It is a reasonably common species.
The war in Bougainville has probably minimised potential impacts of logging and mining.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Batrachylodes montanus. In: IUCN 2013.2 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. .