The type locality for this species is in the Sogeri plateau 8km north and 27km east of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, at 460m asl. The limits of its distribution are not well understood.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a very adaptable species that calls from concealed positions (possibly in holes) in mowed lawns, plantations, and in closed-canopy rainforest. It breeds by direct development.
It is not uncommon.
Since it appears to be able to withstand severe habitat disturbance, it is probably not facing any serious threats.
It possibly occurs in Varirata National Park.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker, James Menzies 2004. Mantophryne menziesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57947A11707066. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57947A11707066.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019