This species is known from eastern Papua New Guinea; Central Province, and Fergusson, Woodlark and Misima Islands, Milne Bay Province. It has been recorded up to 200m asl on the mainland and Misima Island, and from 960-1,330m asl on Fergusson Island, and from sea level up to 100m asl on Woodlark Island.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in long grass or similar vegetation, and in tropical rainforest. It is a very adaptable species that is tolerant of habitat degradation. It breeds by direct development.
It is a very abundant species, even in disturbed habitat.
None known, and it appears to be able to persist in heavily modified habitats such as domestic gardens.
The distribution of the species needs to be further documented. Its range does not include any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, 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 declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, Fred Kraus 2004. Copiula oxyrhina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57798A11677637. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57798A11677637.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019