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Nyctimystes disruptus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is relatively widespread over the rugged highlands of the Huon Peninsula and central Papua New Guinea, at 1,200-2,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in streams in montane rainforest. This species lays large eggs in torrential streams. The tadpoles have large suckers. It has only been found in mature forest.

Population

It is common where it is found.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

No threats are known. It lives in very remote areas.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution needs to be properly documented, as well as the taxonomic status of different populations. Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It has been found in the Crater Wildlife Management Area.

Citation

Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Nyctimystes disruptus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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