This species is known from the Telefomin region of central New Guinea, and was reported by Menzies and Zweifel (1976) from the Vogelkop Peninsula. However, Richards (pers. comm.) is of the opinion that the Vogelkop specimens represent a different taxon and they are not included here within Litoria dorsivena. This species is known from altitudes around 1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a torrent-dwelling frog of montane rainforest, presumably found adjacent to torrential streams in which it probably also breeds.
There do not appear to be any records of this species since it was first described, and so its population status is unknown.
The threats to this species are unknown.
Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, the population status of this species requires close monitoring.
The Vogelkop specimens represent a different taxon and are not included here within Litoria dorsivena (Richards pers. comm.).
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Litoria dorsivena. In: IUCN 2014