This species occurs virtually throughout the Solomon Islands and on Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits small streams in lowland rainforest. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground. It also occurs along streams in somewhat degraded areas, provided that vegetation is left along the streams.
It is common within its range, but it occurs patchily.
Clear-fell logging might have some impact on populations of this species. It is also eaten locally.
The impacts of logging need to be documented, and the species' ability to persist in disturbed habitats needs to be investigated. It is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Discodeles bufoniformis. In: IUCN 2013