This species is known from a number of localities in the rugged central mountain ranges of Papua New Guinea, in Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Simbu (Chimbu) and Morobe provinces. It has been recorded from 1,400-2,580m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in hill and montane rainforest, often in steep country such as cliffs. It is a species that breeds by direct development.
It is not a common species but can be found in large numbers in appropriate habitat.
In Simbu Province it is collected to be fed to pigs.
Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected area.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be in decline.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Callulops stictogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57744A11679619. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57744A11679619.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019