This species is found in several localities in the region of the type locality in the Western Highlands Province, central Papua New Guinea, at 2,200-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in burrows in mossy microhabitats on the forest floor in extremely rugged mountains. It is known to persist in secondary forest. It breeds by direct development.
It is not uncommon, and is probably moderately common in some places.
There is little information, and it can persist in secondary habitats. Grazing by domestic pigs might be a problem, since they can break up the mossy microhabitats. It lives above the altitude at which rural gardening takes place.
Its distribution and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under threat, it can survive in secondary habitats, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Callulops comptus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57731A11678390. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57731A11678390.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018