Nyctimystes obsoletus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 the type locality, "Simbang", on the Huon Peninsula in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Habitat and Ecology

It presumably occurs adjacent to 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 have large suckers.


There are no known records of this species since it was first described, so its population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no data available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

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


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


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