Crinia deserticola
Desert Froglet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status 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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Found in the dry mid-region of Australia. Distribution from mid-western border of northern Territory, south-east into western Queensland and New South Wales and the north-east corner of South Australia.

The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 972400 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in arid regions. It is often associated with static temporary or permanent water bodies where it shelters under leaves. Has also been found in artificial habitats, like dams, and sheltering under corrugated iron and timber piles. Commonly found in areas of black soil.

Spawn clumps are attached to submerged vegetation in pools or swamps.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.


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

Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-05-06
Edited by JG (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Crinia deserticola: Desert Froglet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 27, 2021.

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