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Nyctimystes fluviatilis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
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 species is known from only two localities in Papua, northwestern New Guinea, Indonesia, at about 600m asl. It probably occurs in suitable habitat between these localities.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in streams in tropical rainforest. If it is similar to other species in the genus, it presumably lays large eggs in torrential, clear and rocky streams and the larvae have large suckers.

Population

It was last recorded in 1998 (Richards et. al. 2000), and is known from only two specimens, one from each locality.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, the population status of this species requires close monitoring.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Nyctimystes fluviatilis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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