This species is currently known from three localities: from high altitudes 9km north-east of Lake Habbeman; from about 70km south-east of Angguruk; and from the southern slopes of the Valentyn Mountains, all in the central mountain ranges of eastern Papua, Indonesia. It occurs from 2,800 up to 3,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits montane rainforest and grassland and breeds by direct development. Specimens have been collected under low vegetation or on moss in moist habitats.
There were no records of this species since the 1970s, when it was observed to be relatively common, until it was recently found at two new localities.
There are no known threats to this species, and it occurs within a remote area, affording it some protection.
Its extent of occurrence at high altitudes in central New Guinea needs to be documented. It has not been recorded from any protected area.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Oreophryne brevicrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57908A11699124. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57908A11699124.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019