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Limnodynastes fletcheri
Barking Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

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Southern Queensland through central New South Wales and into north-western Victoria and South Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 808000 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Woodlands and river floodplains. Often associated with slow moving or still water in isolated ponds, dams, lakes and occasionally rivers. By day they hide under large rocks and logs and have been found in cracks in dried mud. In dry weather they often aggregate in groups. By night they are found alongside water. Breeding is varied. In wetter areas it breeds from October to March in drier areas it breeds after heavy rains. Males call from floating vegetation. About 300 eggs are contained within a floating foam nest. Eggs hatch after one day and metamorphose after 1-2 months.

Trends and Threats
No known decline and large extent of occurrence.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.

References
 

Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.  

Davies, M. (1992). ''Early development of Limnodynastes terraereginae and L. fletcheri (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Limnodynastinae).'' Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 116(4), 117-122.  

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 et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-18)



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