This recently described species is known from the slopes and valleys east of the main ridge of the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, Papua, Indonesia, from 450-800m asl. It is possible that it is also present on Yapen Island and in the Fakfak Mountains, although further studies are needed to confirm the identity of animals from these regions.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in tropical forest, where specimens were mainly found perched on the leaves of shrubs between 0.3 and 3m above the ground. Like other species in the genus, this is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.
This species is relatively abundant.
The threats to this species are not known.
It might be present in Wondiwoi Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Rainer Günther 2004. Oreophryne sibilans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57930A11704706. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57930A11704706.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018