This species is known from 3,000-3,500m asl at Lake Habbema, around 4km south and 32km west of Wamena, in eastern Papua, Indonesia. A specimen from around 30km south and 65km east of Angguruk, at 3,500m asl, also in Papua, might potentially also relate to this species.
Habitat and Ecology
Grassland was the habitat at the type locality, which was probably in a valley surrounded by forested ridges. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
It could be threatened by uncontrolled tourism, which is also likely to increase the incidence of fires (which are a constant threat to the area).
The sole known locality for this species is within Peta Usulan Batas (Gunung Lorentz) National Park.
Richard Zweifel 2006. Oreophryne habbemensis. In: IUCN 2014