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.
There are no threats to this relatively widespread and adaptable species.
Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It occurs in Crater Wildlife Management Area.
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