Litoria longirostris
Sharp-snouted Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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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Restricted to Rocky River in the McIlwraith Range, Cape York Peninsula northern Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 7100 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Upland rainforest streams and monsoon closed forest. Frogs have been spotted sheltering in the buttress roots of trees and upon rocks in or adjacent to a rainforest stream. Breeding takes place in September. Males call from leaves over water. Approximately 29 � 60 lime green eggs are laid out of water. The eggs have been found on tree trunks, upon rocks, under leaves and in or on dead palm fronds near gently flowing or static water.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and an area of occupancy of 23,000 ha on the McIlwraith Range.

Logging in the past.

Conservation Measures
Protected where habitat is in rainforest.


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

McDonald, K.R. and Storch, D.L. (1993). ''A new reproductive mode for an Australian hylid frog.'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 34(1), 200.

Tyler, M.J. and Davies, M. (1977). ''Species-groups within the Australopapuan hylid frog genus Litoria Tschudi.'' Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series, 63, 1-47.

Written by J.-M. Hero; R. A. Alford; M. Cunningham; K. R. McDonald (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria longirostris: Sharp-snouted Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 29, 2020.

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