This newly described species is known only from Yapen Island (off the north coast of New Guinea, Indonesia), 7km north of Kontiunai, at 620-680m asl. It has only been found immediately around the type locality, and has not yet been found elsewhere.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the floor of tropical forest, including in secondary re-growth forest, and presumably breeds by direct development.
It is a reasonably abundant species.
This species might be threatened by the selective logging that is continuing in the area where it is found.
It occurs in Yapen Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Rainer Günther, David Price 2004. Copiula exspectata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57793A11676298. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57793A11676298.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018