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Nyctimystes foricula
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

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.

Population

It is a very common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

None are known, since it is adaptable and lives in remote areas.

Conservation Actions

Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It occurs in the Crater Wildlife Management Area.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Nyctimystes foricula. In: IUCN 2014

 

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