Nyctimystes daymani
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 with certainty only from the Mount Dayman type locality, in Milne Bay Province, in extreme eastern Papua New Guinea. It has also been collected from other localities, but these specimens are not believed to be Nyctimystes daymani. The type locality is at about 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Specimens have been found in rocky streams in forest. If this species is similar to other species in the genus, it presumably lays large eggs in torrential, clear and rocky streams and has larvae which presumably have large suckers.


Its population status is unknown, but this species has probably not been recorded since it was first described.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to it are unknown.

Conservation Actions

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

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Nyctimystes daymani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55768A11362595. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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