Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Found at high elevations between Mossman and Cooktown and Thornton Peak in north-eastern
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 2300 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Rainforests at high elevations (560-1300m asl), often in leaf litter on the forest floor.
Calls from tree trunks, logs and bushes. Terrestrial breeder. Unpigmented eggs are laid in a
string under rocks or logs in moist soil. Direct development.
Trends and Threats
Limited extent of occurrence but no evidence for decline; abundant within area of occupancy and
large population size.
Occurs in National Parks in the Wet Tropics. Threats are mainly from human impacts on the
parks, for example: erosion following human traffic, increased visitation, habitat degradation and
development of walking tracks and other tourist facilities.
Some habitat protected in National Parks.
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Zweifel, R.G. (1985). ''Australian frogs of the family Microhylidae.'' Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 182, 265-388.
Written by J.-M. Hero; R. A. Alford; M. Cunningham; K. R. McDonald (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cophixalus concinnus: Elegant Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2248> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 14, 2019.
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