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.
None are known.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55777A11353592.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018