This species from New Guinea is known only from the headwaters of the Wapoga River, in Papua Province, Indonesia. All specimens were found at the Wapoga Alpha mineral exploration camp (3°08'41"S, 136°34'25"E) at 1,070m asl. It probably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
Most specimens have been encountered at night on low vegetation along torrents in closed-canopy lower mountane rainforest (Richards and Iskandar, 2006). No females were detected but the close association of males with torrential streams and their absence from lentic water bodies in the area suggests that this species breeds in lotic environments (Richards and Iskandar, 2006) by larval development.
There is no information on its abundance.
There is no information on threats to this species.
There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species, and it is not known from any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, threats and general ecology of the 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 megalops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136085A4229111. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136085A4229111.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018