Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
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IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is found throughout the Solomon Islands, including Bougainville and Buka in Papua New Guinea. It occurs from coastal areas up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a scansorial species living in tropical rainforest, and also in rural gardens and degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development, with the eggs deposited in vegetation above the ground.
It is a very common species.
It is probably not threatened, unless there are any negative impacts of invasive species, or from serious clear-cutting.
The impacts of logging on the species need to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Batrachylodes vertebralis. In: IUCN 2012