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Neobatrachus aquilonius
Northern Burrowing Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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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Kimberley and central arid zone of Western Australia (Derby-Broome region). The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 274200 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in sparsely vegetated country, like grasslands and open forests. Active on the edge of water after rain. Breeds in shallow, flooded areas following summer rains. Females have been recorded laying over 1400 eggs.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.

References
 

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.  

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 (2008-09-24)



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