Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Found in south-eastern Victoria.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 123200 km2.
Widespread and common, but secretive.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in moist areas ranging from rainforest through wet and dry forests, woodlands,
shrublands, grasslands and even alpine bogs extending to 1500m asl.
About 90 – 162 eggs are laid in moist leaf litter or at the bases of grass tussocks in areas that
will later flood. The larvae can survive in the egg capsule for 4 months before hatching into
water at the onset of rain. Tadpoles are found in dams, flooded ditches and ponds.
Trends and Threats
Relatively large populations. No known declines and large extent of occurrence.
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.
Hero, J.-M., Littlejohn, M., and Marantelli, G. (1991). Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria.
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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