Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Southwest zone of Western Australia. Along the coastline from Irwin River south and east to
Cape Arid. Inland to Marchagee, Boddington and Darkan. Also on Rottnest and Bald Islands.
The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 92000 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Burrows are found in sandy swamps.
Males call from April to May. Amplexus takes place in the male's burrow. About 80 –500 eggs
are laid in burrows, which are dug horizontal to the land surface. Tadpoles enter the water after
rains flood the burrows.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20, 000km2.
None in place.
Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
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, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-18)
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