This species is known from southeastern Papua New Guinea: Owen Stanley Mountains, Central Province, to Mount Dayman, Milne Bay Province. It is a montane species occurring up to 2,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This arboreal species inhabits tropical rainforest and breeds in trees. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.
It can be locally very common.
There are no known threats to this species.
Further documentation of the species' Extent of Occurrence and habitat requirements is needed as well as an assessment of the current population status. It is not known to occur within any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has 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 anthonyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57902A11697653. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57902A11697653.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019