This species is widespread in the Solomon Islands, and also occurs on New Ireland and Buka Island, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits small, slow streams in lowland rainforest. It has also been recorded from wet grassy areas in disturbed habitats.
It has been observed as common, and also not so common in some areas.
Threats to this species are unknown.
The distribution of this species needs to be documented, and the taxonomy of different populations needs to be assessed. It is within the Makira Integrated Conservation and Development Project Area.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
The taxonomy of the Solomon Islands Hylarana species requires further study to determine the number of taxa involved.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Papurana kreffti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58633A89363902. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58633A11816555.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019