This species is known only from Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, occurring below 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits rainforest, but also lives in gardens, villages, towns, and other anthropogenic habitats. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.
It is a common species.
The war in Bougainville has probably minimised impacts of logging, but it is doubtful that this species would be adversely affected by logging.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Fred Parker, Stephen Richards 2004. Cornufer elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58234A11755580. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58234A11755580.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018