This species is known from two widely separated mountainous regions at high elevations in Papua New Guinea: in the Owen Stanley Range; and in the mountains south of Wau, Morobe Province. It presumably occurs in intervening areas where there is much additional suitable habitat. It occurs from 2,800-3,840m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in high-altitude grasslands and is a species that breed by direct development.
It is a locally abundant species.
There are no known threats. The habitats where it occurs are not under any immediate threat.
Its distribution and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its likely wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Aphantophryne pansa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57679A11662723. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57679A11662723.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019