This species is widespread in lowland tropical savannahs of southern New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits tropical flooded savannahs, and also foothill rainforest. It breeds in permanent swamps and temporary grassy flooded ditches. It has not been recorded from disturbed habitats.
This species is abundant where it occurs.
There are no known threats to the species.
Taxonomic revision of the species is required. Its range includes 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.
This form is probably a complex of more than one species.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Papurana novaeguineae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58682A89364296. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58682A11809957.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019