Nyctimystes – Papuan treefrogs

A genus of tree frogs commonly known as big-eyed frogs or white-lipped frogs

Members of this genus are primarily found in Papua New Guinea but also in islands in the Moluccas. They can be differentiated from the rest of their family members by the marked patterns of veins, lines, or dots on their lower eyelids.

These frogs live in many habitats, including tropical or subtropical rainforests. They are bright green on top, with an off-white belly and a distinctive white stripe along their lower lip. Following rain, males perch in the trees around ponds and swamps and call to attract the ladies.