Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
From Townsville in mid-eastern Queensland and into central Queensland and south into north-
eastern New South Wales.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 853500 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Open grassland and lightly forested areas. Active during and after rain. Spends drier times
burried near temporary pools.
Males emerge after heavy rain to call from the margins of ponds. Eggs are laid in the pools and
tadpoles are free-swimming and quick to develop.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.
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.
Predavec, M. and Dickman, C.R. (1993). ''Ecology of desert frogs: a study from southwestern Queensland.'' Herpetology in Australia,
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, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-15)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cyclorana brevipes: Short-footed Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1200> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 15, 2019.
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