Like the Waterfall Frog, the Australian Lace-lid has declined in numbers over the past 30 years and is now reasonably rare. This species favours clean running rainforest streams, and seems to have suffered as a result of Chytrid Fungus. It is a very distinctive frog - the only Australian species to have an eyelid with distinct venation, hence the common name.
|The Australian lace-lid, Nictimystes dayi|
|While I was photographing it, it suddenly closed its eyes to reveal the amazing lace-lids.|
|A close-up of the eyes with the lace-like patterns.|