AmphibiaWeb - Crinia tinnula


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Crinia tinnula Straughan & Main, 1966
Wallum froglet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Crinia
Crinia tinnula
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

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Lake Woongeel on Fraser Island, south-east coastal Queensland to Kurnell mid-eastern New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 30300 km2. There is no information on population size, structure, dynamics, genetics, non-breeding habitat requirements or factors limiting distribution.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
In acid Melaleuca swamps, and wallum areas with poor drainage. Breeding occurs in July and August. Eggs are deposited in water with pH 4.3 – 5.2. More information in Straughan & Main (1966), Ingram & Corben (1975) and Ehmann (1977).

Trends and Threats
Continuing decline in area of occupancy, number of locations, number of mature individuals. Severely fragmented habitat – it was assumed that the population is naturally fragmented, but increasing fragmentation through habitat destruction and degradation, particularly mainland populations.

Localised extermination of populations due to loss or fragmentation of habitat.

Conservation Measures
Listed as vulnerable and protected in some National Parks in both Queensland and New South Wales (including Fraser Island).


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

Ehmann, H. (1997). Threatened Frogs of New South Wales: Habitats, Status and Conservation. Frog and Tadpole Study Group, New South Wales.

Ingram, G.J. and Corben, C.J. (1975). ''The frog fauna of North Stradbroke Island, with comments on the 'acid' frogs of the wallum.'' Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 86, 49-54.

Straughan, I.R. and Main, A.R. (1966). ''Speciation and polymorphism in the genus Crinia Tschudi (Anura, Leptodactylidae) in Queensland.'' Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 78(2), 11-28.

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 Crinia tinnula: Wallum froglet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 28, 2024.

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