This species is widespread in northern New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), on Gebe and Yapen Islands, and is known from at least one site south of the central cordillera. It is a lowland species occurring up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs along small, quiet streams and seepages in tropical rainforest. It breeds in streams and seepages. It does not occur in significantly modified habitats.
It is abundant wherever it occurs.
None are known.
Its distribution needs to be better documented. It occurs in Crater Wildlife management Area, and in some other protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This form is certainly a complex of closely related species (S. Richards pers. comm.).
Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Litoria nigropunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55742A11360155. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55742A11360155.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018