This species is known only from Rossel Island, Papua New Guinea, where it occurs from sea level up to 700m asl. Records from Tagula (Sudest) Island belong to a distinct and as yet undescribed species.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lowland rainforest and cloud forest, and presumably breeds by direct development.
There have been no recent records.
There are no known threats to this species at present. Rossel Island is very largely covered by primary or slightly disturbed rainforest, habitat is plentiful, and this species ranges across the entire altitudinal range of the island.
The distribution, habitat requirements and population status of this species need to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel, Fred Kraus 2004. Mantophryne louisiadensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57870A11696036. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57870A11696036.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018