Crinia tasmaniensis
Tasmanian Froglet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
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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Confined to Tasmania. The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 56500 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The species is very aquatic and is always near shallow water. Most commonly at the edge of streams, roadside gutters, near marshes or areas of shallow seepage. Frequently found between 1000m and 1160m asl. Males call in spring. About 40-70 eggs are laid singly or in small clumps in shallow pools.. Tadpoles develop in 3 – 4 months.

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

None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


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

Blanchard, F.N. (1929). ''Re-discovery of Crinia tasmaniensis.'' Australian Zoology, 5, 324-328.

Written by J.-M. Hero; L. Shoo; M. Stoneham (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 Crinia tasmaniensis: Tasmanian Froglet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 27, 2021.

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