Cophixalus infacetus
Inelegant Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae

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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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Confined to the area between Cairns and Ingham, north-eastern Queensland. The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 8400 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Rainforest. Calls from sticks, logs, standing vegetation and debris on forest floor. Terrestrial egg deposition – lays 8 to 13 eggs in a connected string in a moist situation away from water. Entire development within egg membrane.

Trends and Threats
No known population reductions, relatively large area of occupancy and 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.

Conservation Measures
Protected within National Park, but management required for the mitigation of impacts resulting from tourism.


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

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, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cophixalus infacetus: Inelegant Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 24, 2018.

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