This species is known from three separate localities, from the Vogelkop Peninsula, from the base of the Wandamen Peninsular in the Wondiwoi Mountains, and from the Star Mountains of Papua, Indonesia. It has been recorded from 500-1,260m asl. It presumably occurs much more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It calls at night only, from beneath the forest floor (20-30cm below the ground) in humus in hill forest. It has not been recorded in degraded habitats. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.
It was observed as common in the Wondiwoi Mountains.
Logging is potentially a threat to this species.
The distribution needs to be documented, particularly its occurrence between the only three known localities. Its range includes Arfak Mountains National Park and Wandamen Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its probable wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2004. Xenorhina bouwensi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58044A11721664. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58044A11721664.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018