This species is known from four localities between the Star Mountains and Haia on the southern side of the central mountains of Papua New Guinea, covering a linear distance of about 430 kilometres. It occurs from 300-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found around forest pools in foothill rainforests. It breeds in temporary pools and swamps, and has also been observed breeding in seepages and ditches.
It is a relatively uncommon species.
Some breeding sites in the Star Mountains have been destroyed by gardens (S. Richards pers. obs.).
The distribution of this species needs to be properly documented. It is known to occur within two protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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, David Bickford 2004. Litoria pronimia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55747A11360624. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55747A11360624.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018