This species occurs on New Britain and New Ireland, in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Reports from Manus Island, in the Admiralty Archipelago, seem to represent a different, undescribed species. It is presumably a low altitude species.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits rainforest, disturbed forest, plantations and gardens. They are often associated with coconut husk piles. It breeds by direct development.
It is an abundant species.
It is an adaptable species that appears not to be threatened.
It presumably occurs in a number of protected areas, though this is not confirmed.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer schmidti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58480A11774837. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58480A11774837.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018