AmphibiaWeb - Cophixalus crepitans


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Cophixalus crepitans Zweifel, 1985
Rattling Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
genus: Cophixalus
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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Area of occupancy 11 – 500 km2. Large number of frogs spread over moderate area despite single location, north-east of Coen in far-north Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1100 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Confined to vine forest within tropical rainforest.

Trends and Threats
No reductions in range or abundance, large population size (> 10,000). Large extent of occurrence. Based on McDonald – unpublished data on population size and extent.

In the past logging in rainforests was a threat. Their habitat is now protected and they are more likely to be threatened by habitat degradation resulting from tourism.

Conservation Measures
Where it occurs in National Parks it is protected.


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

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 Cophixalus crepitans: Rattling Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 22, 2024.

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