This species occurs on Aru Island and in northern, southern, and eastern New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), up to 1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the floor of tropical rainforest and lowland dry forest, as well as in teak plantations. It breeds in ephemeral and permanent ponds.
It is very abundant.
There are no known threats to this species.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2004. Lechriodus melanopyga. In: IUCN 2014