This species occurs on the southern slopes (730-1,200m asl) of the mountains of eastern New Guinea (in Papua New Guinea), including the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area (which encompasses most of its range).
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in small streams in rainforest, and breeds in streams. It can be found on forest edges, but not in significantly degraded habitats.
It is abundant in the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
No threats are known. Local communities protect its habitat to some extent.
Much of its habitat is protected in the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Its distribution needs to be better documented.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Litoria exophthalmia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55723A11357132. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55723A11357132.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018