Oreophryne brachypus
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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Logging is very intensive on the island and might impact some populations, but this species is very adaptable.

Conservation Actions

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. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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