Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
South-west corner of Western Australia. From Gingin in the north, inland to Dumbleyung and
east to the vicinity of Cape Le Grand.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 115300 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Occurs in coastal plains and forests where there is ample shallow water in winter. Lives
amongst vegetation beside creeks or soaks.
Breeding occurs from July to October on cold nights. About 70 large eggs are laid separately in
shallow seep water and sometimes in roadside gutters. Tadpoles develop in about 4 - 7 weeks.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.
None listed, but increasing development along the coast of Western Australia may pose a threat
in the future.
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; J. D. Roberts (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)
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