This recently described species is found on the crest of the Wondiwoi Mountains and adjacent eastern slopes (the western slopes have not been surveyed) down to 750m asl at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, in Papua, Indonesia, and it might occur more widely. Its altitudinal range is 750-900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in tropical rainforest with patchy, dense undergrowth. Animals were found perched in bushes and other vegetation between 1 and 3m above the ground. Like other species in the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development, and the eggs are deposited 1.5-2.4m above the ground, and are guarded by the male parent (Günther, 2006).
Specimens of this species are difficult to find, so its population status is not known.
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 clamata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57910A11699621. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57910A11699621.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019