This species is known from Efogi and Tabubil in eastern Papua New Guinea, and it was recently discovered in the Kikori area of Gulf Province. It presumably occurs in the extensive suitable habitat that exists between these localities. A very similar species has been found on Yapen Island, which could be this form (R. Günther pers. comm.). It occurs at 100-800m asl in Kikori and around 1,100m at Efogi.
Habitat and Ecology
It is arboreal and is found near small streams and forest pools in lowland and foothill rainforests. Breeds in temporary and probably permanent pools and slow-flowing portions of streams. It is found in mature forest and in rural gardens.
It is uncommon, but is probably a canopy dweller, so it might be overlooked.
No threats are known. Logging is ongoing, might have an impact on this species.
The distribution of this species needs to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected area.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its likely wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Litoria prora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55748A11360737. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55748A11360737.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018