This species is known only from a small area at altitudes of 550-650m asl around the headwaters of the Ok Tedi River in the Star Mountains in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Its distribution remains largely undocumented.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in swamps in tropical rainforest. It lays its eggs on leaves overhanging streams, and when hatched the larvae fall into the water below.
It has been observed as abundant in swamps but it might be declining locally.
It is threatened by forest clearance taking place for development of mining infrastructure and for new villages associated with the Ok Tedi mine.
The forest in the vicinity of the Ok Tedi mine needs urgent protection.
Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Litoria majikthise. In: IUCN 2014