AMPHIBIAWEB
Oreophryne sibilans
Whistling Cross Frog, Pfeifbergkrote
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This recently described species is known from the slopes and valleys east of the main ridge of the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, Papua, Indonesia, from 450-800m asl. It is possible that it is also present on Yapen Island and in the Fakfak Mountains, although further studies are needed to confirm the identity of animals from these regions.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in tropical forest, where specimens were mainly found perched on the leaves of shrubs between 0.3 and 3m above the ground. Like other species in the genus, this is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.

Population

This species is relatively abundant.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

It might be present in Wondiwoi Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Citation

Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Oreophryne sibilans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57930A11704706. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57930A11704706.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018

 

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