This species is known from the northern foothills of the Nassau Mountains, Papua (Indonesia), eastward in the north coast ranges of Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded from 700-880m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on the forest floor in lower montane rainforest. It has not been recorded from degraded habitat. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.
It is thought to be an uncommon species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The habitat requirements and population status of this species need to be documented. It is not known to occur within any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Richard Zweifel, Allen Allison 2004. Xenorhina obesa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58033A11720563. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58033A11720563.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018