This species is known only from Eipomek Valley and the adjacent Famek Valley, and from Okbap, in western New Guinea (Papua, Indonesia), from 1,800-2,080m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in tropical rainforest under moss, and also between 20 and 30cm deep in the ground in grasslands and gardens, so it can clearly persist in severely modified habitats. It breeds by direct development.
It is not a common species, and occurs at low densities.
This species is probably not facing any major threats, as a result of its adaptability.
The distribution and population status needs to be documented, including populations in forest habitats. 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, David Price 2004. Xenorhina multisica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58032A11720470. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58032A11720470.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018