As it is currently recognized, this species occurs widely in the lowlands of New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, and the Solomon Islands. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in lowland rainforest where it congregates around forest pools after heavy rains. It breeds in swamps, temporary forest pools, and in flooded ditches and pools in disturbed habitats such as gardens and regrowth forest.
It is abundant in lowland habitats.
None are known, although logging might be impacting some populations in the Solomon Islands.
The potential impacts of logging on this species need to be assessed. It occurs within several protected areas.
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.
Litoria thesaurensis includes more than one species (S. Richards pers. comm.).
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Litoria thesaurensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55754A11361586. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55754A11361586.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019