AmphibiaWeb - Cyclorana maini
Cyclorana maini
Main's Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2016 Ryan J. Ellis (1 of 2)
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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Central Australia. In the central arid zone of Western Australia and into the southern portion of the Northern Territory and the north-west corner of South Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 2103500 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Lives in some of the harshest country in central Australia. Habitats include open grassland, claypans, lightly forested areas and temporary marshes and stream-beds in temporary flood plains. An opportunistic breeder that responds to heavy rainfall. Breeds in temporary pools and tadpoles are quick to develop.

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.

Originally submitted by: J.-M. Hero et al. (first posted 2002-04-05)

Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-15)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cyclorana maini: Main's Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 8, 2021.

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