This species is known with certainty only from Morotai Island, in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia, but probably also occurs on Salawati and Halmahera (although the specimens from these islands have been lost). Specimens from Geg Island might also belong to this species, which is presumably a lowland species.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably lives in tropical forest and breeds by direct development.
Its population status is unknown as it has probably not been recorded since it was first discovered.
No data are available.
The extent of occurrence, habitat requirements, and population status of this species need to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
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 frontifasciata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57913A11700265. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57913A11700265.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019