Oreophryne wapoga
Wapoga Cross Toad, Wapogabergkrote
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 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 (G√ľnther, 2006).


It is thought to occur only at low densities.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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