This species is known only from Mounts Lompobatang and Latimojong, above 1,000m asl in southern Sulawesi, and from Gunung Karua at 1,200m asl in south-central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in undisturbed highland forested areas. It presumably lays eggs on the ground and breeds by direct development without a larval stage.
It appears to be an uncommon, and patchily distributed, species.
The primary threat is habitat conversion due to smallholder farming.
It occurs in the Gunung Lompobatang and Latimojong Nature Reserves.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on Sulawesi.
Rafe Brown, Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Oreophryne variabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57932A11705352. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57932A11705352.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018