This species is widespread across mainland New Guinea from the Huon Peninsula in Papua New Guinea in the east to Ambon in Indonesia in the west. It is also found on the Indonesia islands Misool and Seram. It is a lowland species, occurring below 700m.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in tropical forest, including degraded forest, calling from trees adjacent to forest swamps. It is less common outside forest. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools and swamps.
It is an abundant species.
Its habitat is extensive and the species is not threatened at the present time.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2004. Litoria amboinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55706A11352844. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55706A11352844.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019