Oreophryne biroi
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species' known geographic range extends from Madang, on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, to possibly as far as the Cyclops Mountains, Papua, Indonesia. It is present on Kairuru Island, Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to about 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in lowland rainforest, and degraded forest. It is a species that breeds by direct development.


It is not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

None known, but no data available.

Conservation Actions

The distribution of this species needs to be documented and its population status needs to be assessed. Its taxonomy is currently under investigation. Its range probably includes Cyclops Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was recently redefined by Zweifel et al. (2003).


David Price, Richard Zweifel 2004. Oreophryne biroi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57906A11698658. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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