This species is widespread on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea, ranging up to 350m asl, perhaps higher.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is arboreal, the males calling from bushes and trees at night in lowland rainforest. Survives well in very degraded forest and gardens. It breeds by direct development.
It is abundant within its distribution.
Logging is very intensive on the island and might impact some populations, but this species is very adaptable.
An assessment of the impact of logging on the species is required. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Oreophryne brachypus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57907A11698891. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57907A11698891.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019