This species is known from the Solomon Islands archipelago and Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. However, it has not been well characterized, and it is possible that it is conspecific with Discodeles bufoniformis.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably occurs along small streams in lowland rainforest, breeding by direct development and laying its eggs on the ground.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
This species might be threatened by logging, which might have impacted some populations and will probably continue to do so. It is apparently also eaten on Makira Island.
The impact of logging on this species needs to be assessed.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The status of this species has been questioned, but it is currently recognized as being distinct from its congeners and is treated as such here.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer opisthodon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58258A11745280. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58258A11745280.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018