This species is known from a limited area of the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, above 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Specimens were collected from vegetation 2-3m above the ground around fishpools. It seems that this species is able to breed anywhere where there are ponds, and it has been found in forest as well as in inhabited areas such as rural gardens.
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to it at present.
It is not currently known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species has been separated from Litoria gracilenta (Menzies and Tyler 2004).
James Menzies 2006. Litoria kumae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61783A12543645. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61783A12543645.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019