Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Coastal and adjacent areas of north-eastern Queensland, north of Townsville and extending
around Cape York Peninsula and into the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 123800 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Wide variety of habitats including rainforest, wet sclerophyll forest, cultivated and suburban
Active on warm and humid nights. Breeding in spring and summer. About 4 100 eggs are laid in
clumps and tadpoles develop in about 8 weeks.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
Loss of habitat through logging.
Protected where it occurs in rainforests.
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Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)
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