AmphibiaWeb - Austrochaperina pluvialis


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Austrochaperina pluvialis (Zweifel, 1965)
Rain Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
genus: Austrochaperina

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Known from the coast and ranges of north-eastern Queensland, from Ingham north to Cooktown. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 15200 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A rainforest species found in forests at low and high altitudes (to 1 300m asl). Usually found under fallen timber or leaf-litter. Males call from beneath leaves on the forest floor. Breeding and larvae unknown.

Trends and Threats
No known declines.

Habitat loss from logging in the past. Now habitat degradation associated with tourism.

Conservation Measures
Habitat is protected within a World Heritage Area.


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.

McDonald, K.R. (1992). Distribution Patterns and Conservation Status of North Queensland Rainforest Frogs. Conservation Technical Report No. 1. Department of Environment and Heritage, Queensland.

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

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Austrochaperina pluvialis: Rain Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 1, 2024.

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