Nyctimystes narinosus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from mountains of north-central Papua New Guinea at 1,500-2,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

No data are available, but it presumably occurs along small streams in rainforest. If it is similar to other members of the genus, this species lays large eggs in torrential streams and has tadpoles with large suckers. It is not found in degraded habitats.


It is a low-density species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

None are known.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Nyctimystes narinosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55777A11353592. .Downloaded on 21 November 2018


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