Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Found in the Kimberley Region (northern) Western Australia, northern Northern Territory and
north-eastern Queensland to the central coast of Queensland.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1699000 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits coastal and river floodplains, monsoon forest, savanna woodland and open grassland.
Breeding occurs in spring and summer from November to March. Males call from exposed sites
(usually steeply sloping banks) adjacent to temporary pools. About 100 ï¿½ 330 eggs are laid in
free-floating clumps in pools where there is little to no emergent vegetation. Pools are often
surrounded by gravel or sandy soil. Development takes 10 weeks.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.
None in place.
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Tyler, M.J., Crook, G.A., and Davies, M. (1983). ''Reproductive biology of the frogs of the Magela Creek System, Northern Territory.'' Records of the South Australian Museum, 18, 415-440.
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 (2008-09-16)
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