This species is known from the type locality in north-western Papua, Indonesia, at 1,070m asl, and also from Yapen Island (also in Papua), at 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found under leaf-litter and on low foliage in dry ridges in tropical rainforest, and has not been found in degraded habitats. Like other species in the genus, it breeds by direct development. The males parent guards the eggs on the ground, and transports the juveniles on its back (Günther, 2006).
It is thought to occur only at low densities.
There are no known threats to this species.
The taxonomic status of the Yapen Island populations needs to be assessed. This species' known range probably includes Yapen Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
It is not clear whether or not populations on Yapen Island represent this species.
Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Oreophryne wapoga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57934A11705677. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57934A11705677.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018