This species is known only from the type locality at 550m asl in the Torricelli Mountains on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Animals that might be this species have also been found on Yapen Island at 650-850m asl (Gunther pers. comm.).
Habitat and Ecology
The type series was collected from a small grassy swamp in a forest clearing, which is presumably where this species breeds.
No information is available on its population status in its type locality, but the animals on Yapen Island are abundant.
No information is available on the major threats to this species.
There is an integrated conservation and development project taking place in the Toricelli Mountains, although this species is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, James Menzies, Rainer Günther 2004. Litoria mucro. In: IUCN 2014