Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Coastal areas from just south of Sydney in New South Wales through to eastern Victoria.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 96500 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits wet sclerophyll forests and marginal vegetation of creeks, swamps and dams within coastal heathlands. Hides under stones in creekbeds.Breeds in spring and summer. Males call from grasses and sedges emerging from the water. Eggs are laid in permanent water.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
Expanding development along the east coast and tourism.
None in place.
Barker J, GC Grigg and MJ Tyler (1995) A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons, New South Wales.
Cogger, HG (1992) Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
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 (2002-05-03)
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