This recently described species is known from the type locality 16km north of Fakfak town on the Bomberai Peninsula (the neck of the Vogelkop Peninsula), Papua, Indonesia, and might occur more widely. It was collected at 860m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found in primary forest consisting of dense bushes below tall trees. Animals were found perched on herbaceous vegetation, on lower parts of shrubs or on leaf-litter. Like other species in the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development.
High densities of this species have been recorded.
The main threat to this species is loss of habitat. During the 1980s and early 1990s many of the tall trees in the Fakfak Mountains were cleared during road construction. However, by 2000 much of the road had been covered by secondary growth and plantations, although it is not known if this is favourable habitat for this species.
It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status and ecological requirements.
Rainer Günther 2004. Cophixalus tetzlaffi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57789A11675187. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57789A11675187.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018