Based on recent unpublished observations by S. Richards (pers. comm.), this species has a relatively wide distribution in Western and Gulf provinces, Papua New Guinea, from 100-1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is arboreal, in lowland and hill rainforest. It breeds by direct development in pandans and tree ferns. It can also be found marginal habitats and forest edges, providing pandans are present.
It is a widespread but relatively low density species.
None are known, though it might be affected by logging locally.
Its distribution needs to be properly documented. It is found in Crater Wildlife Management Area and other 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, David Bickford 2004. Metamagnusia slateri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57743A11679513. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57743A11679513.en .Downloaded on 18 December 2018