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.
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.
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.
There are no known threats to this species, and its habitat is not currently threatened.
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 papua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55780A11354620. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55780A11354620.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018