Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Found in the southwest corner of Western Australia, near Walpole and in Nornalup National
The area of occupancy of the species is approximately 200 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in dense vegetation adjacent to streams. Hides in wet forest litter on peaty sand.
Males call from tunnels in hummocks of mud or clay covered with low matted vegetation.
Females lay 25 – 30 eggs in these tunnels. The larvae develop in the eggs and complete
development in approximately 50 days, leaving the nest as small frogs.
Trends and Threats
No known declines despite having a small area of occupancy. Habitat protected within Nornalup
National Park. Frequently spotted within its range.
None in place for the species, but its habitat is protected within Nornalup National Park.
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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