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Nyctimystes kuduki
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  • Litoria kuduki

Nyctimystes kuduki is a tree frog from Papua New Guinea. It lives on mountains with rainforests in Southern Highlands Province.

The adult male frog is 5.8 to 6.1 cm long, which is large for a frog in Nyctimystes. It has yellow or gold veins on its lower eyelids. The male frog sits on leaves over fast-flowing streams and sings for female frogs. It has very small ears for a Nyctimystes frog. It has very large, dark brown eyes. It has two big groups of vomerine teeth in its upper jaw. This frog has dark brown and light brown skin. Some parts of its legs are yellow. It has a dull white belly. It has white spots on its back and eyelids.

Scientists named this frog after Max Kuduk, who worked for the World Wide Fund for Nature.

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