Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
South-eastern Queensland at Cooloola, Fraser Island and North Stradbroke Island.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 2400 km2
No information on population size, structure or dynamics.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in sandy coastal and island freshwater lakes and wallum creeks. It prefers dense reed
beds and often co-occurs with other "acid frogs" such as L. fallax and L. olongburensis.
Spring and summer breeder, but may call on warm winter nights. Males call from reed or
vegetation around a freshwater lake. Eggs are deposited on submerged vegetation.
Trends and Threats
Extent of occurrence < 20, 000km2 , but not severely fragmented. Threatened by development.
Localised extermination of populations due to loss or fragmentation of habitat.
High human visitation to the freshwater lakes important for breeding and trampling of reed beds
and pollution of water.
Water extraction for sandmining and domestic use has had significant impacts on populations
on Stradbroke Island through habitat loss, water quality and alterations in hydrology.
Protected where it occurs in National Park, eg. Cooloola and Fraser Island.
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Hines, H., Mahony, M. and McDonald, K. (1999). ''An assessment of frog declines in wet subtropical Australia.'' Declines and Disappearances of Australian Frogs. A. Campbell, eds., Environment Australia, Canberra, 44-63.
Liem, D.S. (1974). ''A new species of the Litoria bicolour species group from southeast Queensland, Australia (Anura: Hylidae).'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 17(1), 169-174.
Written by J.-M. Hero; H. Hines; E. Meyer; D. Newell (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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