Austrochaperina robusta
Robust Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae

© 2002 Jean-Marc Hero (1 of 1)

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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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North-eastern Queensland. From the middle of Atherton Tableland south to Cardwell Range. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 9000 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Montane rainforests and vine forests at altitudes above 360m asl. Found principally beneath logs and rocks or under leaf litter on the forest floor. Males call from beneath cover on the forest floor. Breeding and larvae unknown.

Trends and Threats
No known declines.

Logging in the past. Now tourism is more of a threat.

Conservation Measures
Habitat is protected within 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.

Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Austrochaperina robusta: Robust Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 21, 2020.

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