This species is widespread in the Solomon Islands from Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) in the north to at least Malaita in the south. It ranges up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits closed-canopy rainforest and old regrowth forest. These frogs live in the trees, between about 2m and 20m above the ground. It is a species that breeds by direct development that lays its eggs in trees.
It is a very common and abundant species.
It might be threatened by logging. However, the observation that this species can persist in regrowth forest suggests that it might be resilient to a degree of habitat disturbance.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Platymantis guppyi. In: IUCN 2014