This species is widespread across mainland New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and on Waigeo Island (Indonesia) and Goodenough, Fergusson and Normanby in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands (Papua New Guinea). It ranges up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is associated with, and breeds in, rainforest streams. It can be found on the forest floor, and perched on vegetation near streams. It does not occur in degraded habitats.
It is an abundant species.
It is not threatened, except locally by forest loss. It is captured for food by local human communities, but probably not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.
It occurs in several 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 garritor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58602A89363470. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58602A11806734.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019