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Nyctimystes papua
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 the type locality on the western slope of Mount Victoria, Papua New Guinea. There is no exact altitudinal information known, although it is a montane species.

Habitat and Ecology

It presumably lives in 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.

Population

There are no confirmed records of this species since it was first described, so its population status is unknown. However, it is a difficult taxon to distinguish from other similar species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species, and its habitat is not currently threatened.

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 2004. Nyctimystes papua. In: IUCN 2014

 

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