This species is widespread in the mountains of central and eastern Papua New Guinea. It occurs above about 1,200m asl up to at least 2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is common in deforested valleys in the mountains of New Guinea. It also persists in highly disturbed urban areas. It breeds in slow-moving water, ponds and dams. It was even observed breeding in an old swimming pool in Goroka Town, Papua New Guinea (S. Richards pers. comm.).
This is an abundant species.
There are no known threats to this species. It is common in disturbed habitats and so is unlikely to be at risk.
No conservation methods are required at present. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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. Litoria darlingtoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55717A11355482. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55717A11355482.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019