This species occurs on the north coast of Papua (Indonesia), north and south of the central range of Papua New Guinea and from Normanby Island also in Papua New Guinea. It occurs up to 1,430m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is active at night on the forest floor in tropical rainforest. It is an adaptable species that has also been recorded from rural gardens. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.
This species is abundant within its range.
There are no known threats to this species.
None required. Its range includes a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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, Fred Parker 2004. Mantophryne lateralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57869A11695938. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57869A11695938.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018