This species is known only from one locality on Mount Hunstein, Papua New Guinea, at 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It was found in shrubs in closed-canopy rainforest, and this species is presumed to breed by direct development.
It is known from only a single specimen.
There are no known threat to it, and the type locality is probably safe from human disturbance for the time being.
The distribution, habitat requirements and population status of this species needs to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Cophixalus pulchellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57784A11673953. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57784A11673953.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019