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Litoria andiirrmalin
Cape Melville Treefrog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

  hear call (7371.8K WAV file)

[call details here]

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

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Known only from four streams in boulder fields in Cape Melville National Park on Cape York Peninsula, northern Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 5700 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found associated with rocky streams with large granite boulders and granite bedrock above 60m asl in rainforest and mesophyll vine forest with Melaleuca emergents. It is often seen sitting on rocks, vines and twigs adjacent to cascades and riffles. It shelters under rocks and vegetation. Breeds in summer with the onset of the wet season. Males can be heard calling in late November.

Trends and Threats
Extent of occurrence < 20, 000km2. Only known from 4 streams. Restricted distribution and rare within range.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
All populations are found within a National Park.

References
 

McDonald, K.R. (1997). ''A new stream-dwelling Litoria from the Melville Range, Queensland, Australia.'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 42(1), 307–309.



Written by J.-M. Hero; K. R. McDonald, R. A. Alford, M. Cunningham (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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