This species is known only from Mount Victoria, Mount Tafa and the Owen Stanley Mountains south of Wau, in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, at 2,200-2,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species found on the forest floor in rainforest, which is presumed to breed by direct development. It is not found in degraded habitats.
It is uncommon.
There are some local threats to this species, such as gold mining in Hidden Valley, which could bring many people into the area. It is likely to be safer elsewhere in its range in the Owen Stanley Mountains.
It is not known from any protected areas.
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.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Liophryne rhododactyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57863A11683600. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57863A11683600.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019