Oreophryne pseudasplenicola
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Gunther. 2003. Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden. 53
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 known only from the type locality (and its immediate vicinity), which is near the road to the village of Ambaidiru, about 17km north-east of Serui, on a ridge of Amoman Mountain (belonging to the Tamampi Massif), on Yapen Island, Papua, Indonesia. This species was collected at altitudes of 800-1,200m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The type series was collected in dense vegetation in rainforest. The frogs were perched on leaves and shrubs between 0.5 and 3m above the ground. Like other species in the genus, this species presumably breeds by direct development.


It can be common in suitable habitat, although this requires further investigation.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

It might be present in Pulau Yapen Tengah 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 G√ľnther 2004. Oreophryne pseudasplenicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57928A11703922. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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