This species is known from the north coast mountain ranges of mainland New Guinea, spanning 300km east-west between Tawarin River, Papua, Indonesia and the Torricelli Mountains, Papua New Guinea. It occurs around 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is closely associated with small mountain streams in rainforest. It breeds by direct development.
It is abundant within small streams.
There are no known threats to this species.
Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. The range of the species might include Cyclops Mountains Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably 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.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Austrochaperina basipalmata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57687A11664395. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57687A11664395.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018