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Nyctimystes gularis
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: Papua New Guinea

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from two mountains in south-eastern Papua New Guinea between 1,400 and 1,600m asl: the type locality ("Mondo, Papua" in the Central Province), and Mount Obree, approximately 150km to the south-east.

Habitat and Ecology

It is common along small (approximately 1-2m wide) streams in steep forested terrain. If it is similar to other members of the genus, it lays large eggs in torrential streams and has larvae with large suckers.

Population

It is common in suitable habitat. It was for a long time known only from the original collection but has recently been collected again (F. Kraus pers. comm.), and was possibly overlooked by earlier workers because it seems to inhabit only very tiny trickles instead of the larger streams that many other Nyctimystes species favour.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species at present, and there is extensive suitable habitat still available between the two known localities.

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, Fred Kraus 2004. Nyctimystes gularis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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