This species is known only from the Manus and Rambutyo in the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea. It is a lowland species, being found below 100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits streams in tropical rainforest. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground. It has also been found in suburban areas, rural gardens, and other degraded habitats, but lives at higher densities in mature forest.
It was recorded as recently as 2002, and is relatively common.
Although somewhat adaptable, logging could have a major impact on this species (about 30% of islands are subject to serious logging pressure). It is consumed locally for food.
The impacts of logging need to be assessed, and the species' distribution among the islands of the Admiralty Archipelago needs to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Cornufer vogti. In: IUCN 2014