This species is known from the Huon Peninsula southeast to Kokoda and Popondetta, Papua New Guinea. It occurs up to 1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in rainforest, but is also adaptable and found in rural gardens and urban areas. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.
It is a very common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The distribution, habitat requirements and population status of the species need to be documented. Taxonomic issues are currently being addressed. Its range includes Kamiali Wildlife Management Area.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Oreophryne geislerorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57914A11700507. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57914A11700507.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018