This species ranges widely along the bases of the northern coastal mountains of New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a censorial species that lives in tropical rainforest and on forest edges, but not in really degraded areas. It breeds by direct development.
It occurs patchily, being common only very locally.
It is probably not threatened, except very locally.
Further document of its distribution is needed. It is not known 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, Allen Allison 2004. Choerophryne proboscidea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57767A11672609. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57767A11672609.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019