This species is known only from two localities in the headwaters of the Wapoga River in north-western Papua, Indonesia. It is probably more widespread in suitable habitat, but its distribution and population status require further documentation. It is known to occur at 550-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in and around torrential streams, in which it presumably breeds, in closed-canopy rainforest.
It is an abundant species where found.
No threats are known to this species, which occurs in a very remote area, with no people living in the vicinity of the type locality.
Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, the population status of this species requires close monitoring.
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 macki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55734A11359351. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55734A11359351.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018