Cyclorana alboguttata
Striped Burrowing Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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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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Occurs from the north-eastern corner of the Northern Territory, throughout the Queensland coast and into New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 773000 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Temporarily inundated grasslands and open forest. Activity has a positive correlation with rainfall and the availability of free-standing water. In drier times they spend most time buried underground close to temporary ponds. Breeding biology largely unknown, but thought to be an opportunistic breeder laying eggs in temporary pools when there is sufficient rainfall. Tadpoles develop quickly to avoid dessiccation.

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

Expanding development along the east coast may be a threat causing habitat loss and degradation.

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.

Predavec, M. and Dickman, C.R. (1993). ''Ecology of desert frogs: a study from southwestern Queensland.'' Herpetology in Australia,

Written by J.-M. Hero; Harry Hines; Ed Meyer; D. Newell (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-15)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cyclorana alboguttata: Striped Burrowing Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 15, 2018.

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