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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
This species is found on the Solomon Islands and Bougainville and Buka Island, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits the forest floor in tropical rainforest, and appears to persist in secondary forest, rural gardens and other degraded areas. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development and lays eggs in small hollows at the base of trees.
This species is abundant throughout its range.
In the past this species was exported in large numbers to Europe and other regions for the pet trade. Despite this it remains widespread and exceptionally abundant throughout the Solomon Islands.
The Solomon Islands Government is currently formulating legislation to control the export of this species. It is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Ceratobatrachus guentheri. In: IUCN 2012