Oreophryne kapisa
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Gunther. 2003. Zoool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden 53:75
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This recently described species is distributed throughout the Island of Biak and the east of Supiori, Papua, Indonesia. The altitudinal range of the species is not known.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found in swamps, under fairly dry conditions in cultivated areas and also in remote tropical forests. Animals have been collected perching in vegetation between 0.5 and 7m above ground level. Like other species in the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development.


It is presumed to be a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species has been recorded in cultivated land, and so it might not be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if the species occurs in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it appears to be common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.


Rainer G√ľnther 2004. Oreophryne kapisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57921A11702331. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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