This species is known from the lowlands of Papua New Guinea from Finschhafen, Morobe Province, to Popondetta, Northern Province. It occurs up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in burrows in the forest floor on forested hillsides at fairly low elevations. It can tolerate a degree of habitat modification and has been found in burrows on abandoned logging roads. It is breeds by direct development.
It is a locally very common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The distribution and ecology of this species needs to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Copiula fistulans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57794A11676740. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57794A11676740.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019