This species is known only from Batanta and Waigeo Islands off the western coast of Papua, Indonesia. Recent records from Yapen and Gag Islands require confirmation.
Habitat and Ecology
It is presumably a lowland forest species. The animals from Gag Island were found in a sago swamp; those from Yapen Island were in hilly forest. It breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
This species is threatened on Waigeo Island by logging.
The extent of occurrence, habitat requirements and population status of this species need to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Cornufer batantae. In: IUCN 2014