This species is currently known only from two mountains on Rossell and Tagula (Sudest) Islands in the Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Given the largely unbroken extent of habitat and low elevation on both islands, this species is likely to be widely distributed on both.
Habitat and Ecology
It is very common along low-elevation forested streams throughout central Tagula (Sudest). It is present along both rather large (approximately 5-8m wide) streams as well as tiny (around 1m) tributaries. Its breeding habitats are unknown.
It is a very common species in suitable habitat.
There are no known threats. The habitat on Tagula (Sudest) and Rossel remains in reasonable condition. The forest on Tagula Island was damaged by logging 100 years ago, but has since recovered. There are no immediate plans for logging.
It is not known whether or not it occurs in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its abundance within its restricted distribution, its presumed large population, and because its habitat is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, Fred Kraus 2006. Litoria louisiadensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T55732A11359145. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T55732A11359145.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018