Oreophryne habbemensis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Richard G. Zweifel, Harold G. Cogger, and Stephen J. Richards, 2005 Systematics of microhylid frogs, genus Oreophryne, living at high elevations in New Guinea. Amer Mus Novit 3495
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from 3,000-3,500m asl at Lake Habbema, around 4km south and 32km west of Wamena, in eastern Papua, Indonesia. A specimen from around 30km south and 65km east of Angguruk, at 3,500m asl, also in Papua, might potentially also relate to this species.

Habitat and Ecology

Grassland was the habitat at the type locality, which was probably in a valley surrounded by forested ridges. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It could be threatened by uncontrolled tourism, which is also likely to increase the incidence of fires (which are a constant threat to the area).

Conservation Actions

The sole known locality for this species is within Peta Usulan Batas (Gunung Lorentz) National Park.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Richard Zweifel 2006. Oreophryne habbemensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61857A12568123. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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