This recently discovered species from New Guinea is known only from the Wapoga River headwaters in Papua, Indonesia, at 1,100m asl. However, its distribution is certainly wider than currently documented.
Habitat and Ecology
It has only been found in mature rainforest so far, in and around small, slow-flowing streams in which it breeds.
It is reasonably common where found.
No specific threats to this species are known. However, although it is only known from a single locality, it is in a region of extensive, undisturbed forest with an extremely low human population density, and so it is not likely to be at risk in the near future.
It is not currently known from any protected areas, although its distribution needs to be properly documented.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Litoria wapogaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55759A11351231. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55759A11351231.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018