This species was collected on a ridge above Surim Camp at around 1,280m asl in the eastern Finisterre Mountains of the Huon Peninsula, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.
Habitat and Ecology
It was collected in lower montane mossy rainforest. Individuals were found during the day, well camouflaged against the bark of large tree trunks that had been felled to create a small agricultural garden. No free-standing water occurred anywhere on this ridge or in the near vicinity. Its breeding habits are unknown.
There is no information available on the population status of this species, which is known only from three specimens.
The most likely threat to this species in this region is clearance of forest for smallholder agricultural gardens.
Nearby, a tree kangaroo-focused conservation project is working with local communities to try to establish a network of conservation areas, which would also safeguard other species such as this frog.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Simon Stuart 2006. Litoria singadanae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61785A12544420. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61785A12544420.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018