Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Papua New Guinea
Northern Australia. From the Kimberley region in Western Australia, east through the Northern
Territory and northern Queensland in Eurimbulah National Park.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 586000 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Usually in swampy areas among long grass. Low-lying areas exposed to seasonal flooding.
Breeds between October and March. Males call from concealed positions at the base of grass
tussocks, in debris or in vacated burrows of freshwater crabs. Eggs are deposited in a floating
foam nest in temporary pools.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence (>20,000km2).
Protected where it occurs in National Parks as in Queensland.
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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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