This species is known only from the type locality, Yapen Island (probably near Ansus), Papua, Indonesia.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat and ecological requirements are unknown.
It has not been collected again since it was first described, so its population status is unknown.
There is no information on the threats to this species.
Urgent efforts are needed to rediscover it and to determine its taxonomic status, distribution, and population status. This will require additional topotypic material to determine its taxonomic identity. It is probably a synonym of Litoria nigropunctata, but no specimens still exist for this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species will probably prove to be a synonym of Litoria nigropunctata (Richards pers. comm.).
Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Litoria obtusirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55743A11360262. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55743A11360262.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018