Oreophryne parkeri
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the type locality, Matapau, in West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. It has also tentatively been identified as occurring in the Sentani region of Papua, Indonesia, at 90-300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The animals in Sentani live in very disturbed forest and in sago swamps in highly disturbed habitats, but there is no information on the habitat at the type locality.


The animals occurring at Sentani are common, but there is no information on this species' population status at the type locality.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The animals at Sentani are probably not threatened, as they do well in disturbed habitats. Nothing is known about threats to this species at the type locality.

Conservation Actions

This species presumably occurs in Cyclops Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Proper characterization of this species will depend on obtaining new specimens, and recording of its vocalizations from the type locality (Zweifel pers. comm.).


David Price, Richard Zweifel 2004. Oreophryne parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57927A11703660. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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