This species is relatively widespread in the mountains of eastern New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), at 1,500-2,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in streams in tropical rainforest. Presumably this species lays large eggs in torrential streams. The tadpoles have large suckers. It can survive in rural gardens, and in phragmites, along streams.
It is a very common species.
None are known, since it is adaptable and lives in remote areas.
Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It occurs in the Crater Wildlife Management Area.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Nyctimystes foricula. In: IUCN 2014