This species is known from two areas northeast of the "birds-neck" in Papua, Indonesia: about 100-120km southeast of Nabire; and around Siewa, about 80km north-east of the first site. Its altitudinal range is 80-700m asl. It probably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits closed primary forest, secondary forest and small-scale subsistence farms around villages. It is a species that breeds by direct development and that lays its eggs on the ground.
It is exceptionally abundant around Siewa, and is also abundant in its type locality.
There is little information on threats to this species, but it appears to be reasonably adaptable.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2004. Cornufer cryptotis. In: IUCN 2014