This species is known only from the type locality, Myola Guest House, 7km south and 6km west of Mount Bellamy, in Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, at 2,080m asl. It is presumably more widely distributed within suitable habitat.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits moss and leaf-litter in montane rainforest, and is not known to occur in disturbed habitats.
There is no information available on its population status, but it proved difficult to find in the field.
There are no known threats to it.
The type locality is not within a protected area.
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. Cophixalus verecundus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57790A11675411. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57790A11675411.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019