This species is known from widely scattered locations in Papua, Indonesia between the eastern Vogelkop in the west and the Lorentz River in the east. It is probably widely distributed in suitable habitat. It occurs from 850-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives near streams in low-mid-montane rainforest. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.
They have been observed to be relatively uncommon.
There are no known threats to this species.
Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It has not been recorded from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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, Rainer Günther 2004. Austrochaperina macrorhyncha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57694A11665864. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57694A11665864.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019