This species is known only from the Mengkoka Mountains in south-eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. However, the exact location of these mountains is not clear, and it is not possible to determine this species' range.
Habitat and Ecology
This is likely to be a burrowing species in rainforest that presumably lays its eggs on the ground and breeds by direct development.
It is known only from the holotype, so its population status is unknown.
There is no information on threats to this species.
Until this species is rediscovered, no conservation plans can be made.
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.
Iskandar (pers. comm.) has examined the type specimen, and considers that this species does not belong to the genus Oreophryne.
Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Oreophryne zimmeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57936A11705853. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57936A11705853.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018