Nyctimystes papua


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nyctimystes papua
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1897)
Litoria papua (Boulenger, 1897)
Nyctimystes papua (Boulenger, 1897)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species, and its habitat is not currently threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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