AmphibiaWeb - Anstisia lutea


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Anstisia lutea (Main, 1963)
Nornalup Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Anstisia
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Near Threatened (NT)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Found in the southwest corner of Western Australia, near Walpole and in Nornalup National Park. The area of occupancy of the species is approximately 200 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in dense vegetation adjacent to streams. Hides in wet forest litter on peaty sand. Males call from tunnels in hummocks of mud or clay covered with low matted vegetation. Females lay 25 – 30 eggs in these tunnels. The larvae develop in the eggs and complete development in approximately 50 days, leaving the nest as small frogs.

Trends and Threats
No known declines despite having a small area of occupancy. Habitat protected within Nornalup National Park. Frequently spotted within its range.

None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place for the species, but its habitat is protected within Nornalup National Park.


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

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Anstisia lutea: Nornalup Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 22, 2024.

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