This is a widespread species in the mountains of central and eastern New Guinea, occurring in eastern Papua (Indonesia) and most of Papua New Guinea. It occurs between 1,000m and 2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in and around torrential streams in montane rainforest. It breeds in streams. It has also been found in degraded forest.
It is abundant wherever it occurs.
There are no known threats.
The taxonomy of the western populations needs to be assessed. Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It occurs in Crater Wildlife Management Area.
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.
This form is a complex of composed of several species (S. Richards pers. comm.).
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Litoria micromembrana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55736A11359594. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55736A11359594.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019