This species is known from the mountains of central Papua, Indonesia.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lower montane rainforest and presumably breeds by direct development, like other species in the genus.
Its population status is unknown, as there are no known collections of it since it was first described.
There are no known threats to this species, which has part of its range in an protected area, affording it some level of protection.
The taxonomic status of the Idenburg River population needs to be determined in order to clarify the extent of occurrence of this species, the range of which includes Lorentz National Park.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of some populations assigned to this species is unclear.
Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Oreophryne flava. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57912A11700060. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57912A11700060.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019