Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Three populations. Atherton Tablelands in north-eastern Queensland, Clarke Range inmid-
eastern Queensland and from Mount Tamborine (Southeast Queensland) to Ballina north-
eastern New South Wales.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 190000 km2
Locally abundant. No information on population size and structure. No declines recorded.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
From coastal swamps and ponds to montane rainforests.
Spring and summer breeder. Breeds in still water (swamps and ponds) where males call from
reeds and grasses around or in water.
Trends and Threats
No declines recorded and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
Some sites continue to be disturbed through clearing, timber harvesting and associated
activities and cattle grazing. Although the species is quite frequently detected in disturbed sites,
like farm dams, the viability of these populations is unknown as are the impacts of disturbance
on the species.
Listed as rare in Queensland and protected in SEQ where some of its habitat occurs in
Lamington National Park.
Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
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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