This species is known from the type locality, Moroka, and from the Milne Bay area, in Papua New Guinea. It is a lowland species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from lowland rainforest and presumably breeds by direct development (like other species in the genus).
The population status of this species is unknown.
Its major threats are unknown.
The Extent of Occurrence, habitat requirements and current population status of this species need to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Recordings of the call from the type locality are needed to stabilise the identification of this species. We follow Menzies (1976) in recognising that this species is distinct from Oreophryne biroi.
Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Oreophryne loriae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57922A11702514. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57922A11702514.en