AmphibiaWeb - Nyctimystes foricula


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Nyctimystes foricula Tyler, 1963
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Nyctimystes
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).

Males grow up to 40mm, females up to 50 mm in body length. Dorsal is green which can be plain bright green or occasionally with scattered white spots and white or yellow below; can also be dull grayish green or grayish brown tinged faintly with green, with sometimes irregular cream spots on dorsum. All have brilliant golden yellow ventral surfaces; no green on the upper arms and inner three fingers and toes. Eyes have venation that forms heavy golden oblique lines which are wider than the slits between (Menzies 1975).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).
Ranges at least from Ialibu in Southern Highlands District to Wau, Morobe District, and to mountains south of the mouth of Markham River (Zweifel 1980). Likes forests near small fast-running creeks (Menzies 1975).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Call: Has a quiet succession of clicks and trills; frogs call from bushes and shrubs along small streams (Menzies 1975; Zweifel 1980).


Menzies, J. I. (1975). Handbook of Common New Guinea Frogs. Wau Ecology Institute, Papua New Guinea.

Zweifel, R. G. (1980). ''Results of the Archbold Expeditions 103. Frogs and lizards from the Huon Peninsula, Papua New-Guinea.'' Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 165, 390-434.

Originally submitted by: Chih Wang (first posted 2003-05-13)
Edited by: Tate Tunstall (2003-05-14)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Nyctimystes foricula <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 4, 2023.

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