This species is known from two widely separated localities in Papua New Guinea: the Schrader Mountains, and the southern flanks of the Star Mountains near the Papuan (Indonesia) border. It is known from altitudes between 1,600 and 2,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found on vegetation along torrential mountain streams, in which it presumably breeds, in rainforest.
This species is not always collected when visiting the same location suggesting that it is either a rare species, or one that is hard to find.
It is not known what the general threats are to this species, but localized threats might be an issue.
Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, the population status of this species requires close monitoring.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Litoria bulmeri. In: IUCN 2014