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Neobatrachus pictus
Painted Burrowing Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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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.

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.

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 mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-24)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Neobatrachus pictus: Painted Burrowing Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3531> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 30, 2017.



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