This species is relatively widespread over the rugged highlands of the Huon Peninsula and central Papua New Guinea, at 1,200-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in streams in montane rainforest. This species lays large eggs in torrential streams. The tadpoles have large suckers. It has only been found in mature forest.
It is common where it is found.
No threats are known. It lives in very remote areas.
Its distribution needs to be properly documented, as well as the taxonomic status of different populations. Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It has been found in the Crater Wildlife Management Area.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, it has a presumed large population, much suitable habitat is still intact, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Nyctimystes disruptus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55769A11362673. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55769A11362673.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018