AmphibiaWeb - Cyclorana cultripes


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Cyclorana cultripes (Parker, 1940)
Knife-footed Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Cyclorana
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account 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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From the eastern portion of the Kimberley zone in Western Australia, then east through southern Northern Territory and southwest Queensland. Widespread in Northern Territory and Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 401800 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Open grassland and sparsely wooded areas. Floodplains adjacent to creeks and other low-lying areas exposed to flooding in the wet season. Breeding begins in January when the grassland is flooded and males call from open positions within one metre of a small pool. Tadpoles are unknown.

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.

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

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-15)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cyclorana cultripes: Knife-footed Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 17, 2024.

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