This is a widespread species that occurs in the mountains across most of New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) from 480-1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in streams in tropical rainforest. This species lays large eggs in torrential streams. The tadpoles have large suckers. It has been found in areas where abandoned rural gardens have grown back into secondary forest.
It appears to be abundant wherever it occurs.
None are known.
Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It occurs in Crater Wildlife Management Area and in other protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Nyctimystes pulcher. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55783A11355180. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55783A11355180.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018