This species is known from Halmahera and Bacan, in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia. It ranges up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found in water-filled pits in a village, where it presumably breeds. There is no other information.
It is believed to be a common species.
No information is available, though there is circumstantial evidence of severe logging on Halmahera.
The extent of occurrence, habitat requirements and current conservation status of this species need to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its probably 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, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Papurana moluccana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58670A89364185. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58670A11822436.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019