Neobatrachus pictus
Painted Burrowing Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

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South-eastern corner of South Australia into western Victoria. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 362000 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A variety of habitats encompassing those with moderate amounts of water to deserts. Open grassland, woodland. Appears only after heavy rains. Breed in autumn or winter and males call whilst floating in static water. Lay approximately 1000 eggs in a chain entwined with submerged vegetation.

Trends and Threats
Widespread. No apparent significant threats or any declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Moore, J.A. (1961). ''Frogs of eastern New South Wales.'' Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History , 121(3), 151-386.

Written by J.-M. Hero; M. Littlejohn; P. Robertson; G. Gillespie and F. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-24)

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