Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Found in the Southwest region of Western Australia. From Port Gregory south and east to
Bremer Bay and from Esperance to Mt Ragged.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 209100 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in permanent swamps and lagoons. Frogs are usually found on the ground or among
emergent vegetation at the water's edge. Static or slow-flowing water.
Breeding occurs in spring. Males call from the water or adjacent soil and vegetation. Spawn is
laid in a loose mass attached to submerged vegetation at the surface of the water.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
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 et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)
Feedback or comments about this page.
Citation: AmphibiaWeb: Information on
amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California:
(Accessed: Nov 23, 2014).
AmphibiaWeb's policy on data use.