This species occurs in southern and eastern Papua New Guinea, including islands in the D'Entrecasteaux group. It ranges up to 1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been collected adjacent to rocky streams and in trees in tropical rainforest. It is somewhat adaptable to habitat degradation. It breeds by direct development.
It is common in some places but is not abundant.
It is probably not threatened. The habitat on Goodenough Island in the D'Entrecasteaux group is heavily impacted by gardening and fires, as well as expanding human populations, up to 300m asl, but is still intact at higher altitudes.
Although relatively widespread, this species is poorly known and there is an urgent need to document its extent of distribution, habitat requirements and population status. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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. Cophixalus verrucosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57791A11675630. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57791A11675630.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019