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.
The species has been recorded in cultivated land, and so it might not be significantly threatened.
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 Günther 2004. Oreophryne kapisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57921A11702331. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57921A11702331.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018