Nyctimystes ocreptus

species of amphibian

Nyctimystes ocreptus is a tree frog from Papua New Guinea. Scientists found it on Mount Albert Edward, 2600 meters above sea level.[1] Some may also live on Mount Victoria or Mount Knutsford.

Nyctimystes ocreptus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pelodryadidae
Genus: Nyctimystes
N. ocreptus
Binomial name
Nyctimystes ocreptus
(Menzies, 2014)[1]

This frog has brown eyes. The veins in its lower eyelid go in all directions, like a net. This frog's skin is gold-green to gray-green in color. Its belly is white with purple and brown marks.[2]

Scientists say this frog is related to the common big-eyed tree frog, Nyctimystes narinosus.[2]

The name of this frog is from the words "oculus in rete captus," which means "eye caught in a net."[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nyctimystes ocreptus Menzies, 2014". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 James Menzies (October 13, 2014). "Notes on Nyctimystes Species (Anura, Hylidae) of New Guinea: the Nyctimystes Narinosus Species Group with Descriptions of Two New Species (Abstract)". Neotropical Biodiversity. 138 (1). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia: 135–143. doi:10.1080/03721426.2014.10887197. S2CID 85211633. Retrieved August 4, 2020.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)