Nyctimystes kubori
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2010 Fred Kraus (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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, including the Huon Peninsula and throughout the Papuan Peninsula where it has been recorded with certainty from Woitape, as well as Mount Simpson, Milne Bay Province, near the southern tip of the island. It occurs from 1,000-2,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is common along both open and forested larger streams in tropical rainforest. If it is similar to other members of the genus, this species lays large eggs in torrential streams and has tadpoles with large suckers. It is tolerant of human habitat disturbance and is quite common in the village of Woitape, which provides only sparse arboreal vegetation along the river passing through the village.


It is a locally common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no threats to this relatively widespread and adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

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

Taxonomic Notes

This form might be a complex of more than one species (J. Menzies pers. comm.).


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison, Fred Kraus 2004. Nyctimystes kubori. In: IUCN 2014


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