This species is known from two localities in West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia, about 100km apart: the Panara Valley near Doorman Top; and the Wapoga River headwaters (Richards et al. 2000), where it was recently discovered. It probably occurs in intervening areas where there is extensive suitable habitat, and its distribution is probably substantially broader than is currently recognized. It occurs over 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on low vegetation along torrential mountain streams in submontane rainforest, where it is most often seen at night. It has only been found so far in closed forest, and it is presumed to breed in streams.
It was found to be common in its recently discovered site.
No threats are known, and it probably has a relatively wide distribution.
Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, the population status of this species requires close monitoring.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Litoria brongersmai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55711A11354181. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55711A11354181.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018