NEW SPECIES: Nyctimystes sp. A large tree frog, approximately six
inches/15 cm, with enormous eyes was found next to a clear running
mountain river during a RAP expedition of Papua New Guinea’s highlands
wilderness in 2008.
Nyctimystes are known for a unique pattern of veins, dots or lines on
their lower eyelids, probably for camouflage purposes when resting.
They spend their time in the rainforest and lay eggs on submerged rocks.
The tadpoles have suckers that allow them to graze algae buildup on
rocks and other flat surfaces. Unfortunately, as they are rarely seen,
not to much is known about this beautiful frog