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Nyctimystes granti
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 with certainty only from the type locality of "Camp VIa, Utakwa [or Octakwa] River, 3000 ft", Papua, Indonesia. The altitude of this locality is 914m asl. A specimen in the South Australian Museum from the Star Mountains in Papua New Guinea might represent a significant range extension, but further studies are required to confirm the identity of this specimen.

Habitat and Ecology

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

Population

This species has not been recorded again since it was first described, so its population status is unknown. A recent visit to the area failed to find it, but the survey was not exhaustive.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

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

Citation

Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Nyctimystes granti. In: IUCN 2014

 

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