Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
The far north of Arnhem Land on the coast of the Northern Territory. Extends to islands off the
coast such as Melville Island.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 5400 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Areas where there is a prolonged and intense dry season followed by torrential monsoonal
rains. On the Northern Territory mainland it is restricted to paperbark swamp, coastal and
escarpment savanna woodland and sandstone outcrops, where it lives under leaf litter. Often in
association with streams and soaks. On the islands off the coast, however, it can be found in
gardens, on roadsides and on the periphery of pine plantations.
Males call from exposed positions on the ground, upon vegetation up to 0.5m above ground, or
beneath leaf litter. Breeding and larvae unknown.
Trends and Threats
No known declines.
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.
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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