Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
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
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
Breeds in summer with the onset of the wet season. Males can be heard calling in late
Trends and Threats
Extent of occurrence < 20, 000km2. Only known from 4 streams. Restricted distribution and rare
All populations are found within a National Park.
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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