This species is found widely on New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and from Waigeo and Aru Islands (Indonesia). It occurs up to 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits rivers and, to a lesser extent, streams, in lowland rainforest, usually in mature forest. It breeds in rivers and streams.
It is a common species.
It is extensively eaten by local communities.
It occurs in a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Papurana arfaki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58547A89362758. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58547A11800098.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019