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Australian Lacelid

Australian Lacelid
Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide




Australian Lacelid:  Nyctimystes dayi

  • This is a typical Lacelid with the usual big, black eyes, vertical pupils and `lacework' eyelids.

  •  They have a variably coloured upper surface, but it is usually brownish, often with lichen like spots (Freeman 1998). 

  •  It is usually whitish underneath, with very fine lappets on the edges of the back legs.

  • The Australian Lacelid is usually found on vegetation or rocks around fast flowing streams in tropical
    rainforest of north-east Queensland.

  • Due to current fungal disease, it currently appears more common at lower altitudes.

  • The Australian Lacelid was only found in Australia in 1969 (Tyler 1994).

  • It is currently considered as the only one of it's genus found in Australia, but prior to 1987 it was considered to be one of two or three species; however this may change back again.

Script courtesy of Naturalist Guide Damon Ramsey

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