Oreophryne clamata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Oreophryne clamata
Species Authority: Günther, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Rainer Günther
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: 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.
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Population [top]

Population: Specimens of this species are difficult to find, so its population status is not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It might be present in Wondiwoi Nature Reserve.

Citation: Rainer Günther. 2004. Oreophryne clamata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57910A11699621. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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