This species is known only from a single locality from New Guinea, in the Derewo River basin in the mountains of western Papua, Indonesia, at 2,000m asl. It presumably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in moss on boulders and trees in montane tropical rainforest. There is no degraded forest where the species has been found, and so its adaptability to secondary habitats is unknown. It presumably breeds by direct development.
It is common in its only known locality, but occurs patchily.
There are no known threats to it.
The extent of occurrence of the species needs to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Oreophryne minuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57923A11702704. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57923A11702704.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019