This species is widespread in the lowlands of mainland western New Guinea and Yapen Island, extending eastwards at least to the Lakekamu Basin. It occurs up to 650m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in lowland rainforest. It breeds in still ponds and ditches. It can tolerate a large degree of habitat modification, and can be found around villages for example.
They can be locally common, but can also disappear and reappear from locations without explanation.
There are no major threats.
The distribution, and population dynamics of the species need to be determined. Its range overlaps with a few 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, David Price 2004. Litoria pygmaea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55749A11360866. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55749A11360866.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019