This newly discovered species from Papua, in Indonesian New Guinea, is so far only known from two populations near the south-western coast of Umar Bay at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, at 5-10m asl. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
Both known populations are in periodically flooded forest swamps, one within 500m of the sea, and the other within 2,000m of the sea. It has been found in selectively logged forest with a closed canopy, in dense secondary-growth shrubs near a newly built road, and on the forest margin. Animals have been found 1-2.5m above ground on leaves of bushes in boggy areas, including on Pandanus spp. It probably has larval development, but the embryo might develop in eggs outside water.
There is little information on its population status, but it appears to be reasonably common at its only known localities.
There is no information on threats to this species, which is at least somewhat adaptable.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Rainer Günther 2006. Litoria umarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61786A12544613. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61786A12544613.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018