This species from New Guinea is known only from the Derewo River basin at 1,890m asl in an unnamed mountain range in Papua Province, Indonesia.
Habitat and Ecology
The two known specimens were collected in very wet montane rainforest close to a torrential stream. It is presumed to breed in streams by larval development.
There is no information on its abundance as it is known from only two specimens.
There is no information on threats, but it occurs in a very remote area where there are no immediate treats to its habitat.
It is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine the geographic range of this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards 2008. Litoria fuscula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136025A4232598. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136025A4232598.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018