This species is widely distributed on Manus, Los Negros, Rambutyo and Pak Islands in the Admiralty Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. It is found from 5 up to at least 296m asl, and is generally a lowland species (S. Richards, pers. comm.).
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in lowland rainforest, but also in degraded habitats (including grassy paddocks in the centre of Lorengau Town) and rural gardens. Males called from exposed or semi-exposed positions in forest litter, or from the base of grass tussocks in disturbed garden habitats, at night after heavy rain (Richards et al. 2007). This species occurred in micro-sympatry with P. admiraltiensis, and calling males of the two species were frequently spaced less than 50 cm apart (Richards et al. 2007). It presumably breeds by direct development without dependence on water.
It is an abundant species.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Stephen Richards 2008. Cornufer latro. In: IUCN 2014