This species is known only from two localities in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea: the type locality near the Myola Guest House, at 2,700m asl and Mount Tafa, at 2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
One individual was found in leaf-litter on a forested ridge. This species presumably breeds by direct development.
Only two specimens are known; this is a very hard species to find.
There are no known threats to this species, which occurs in an area that has experienced very little human impact.
The area where it occurs used to be protected by local people to at least some extent.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker 2004. Aphantophryne minuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57678A11662536. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57678A11662536.en