Geocrinia victoriana
Eastern Smooth Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae

© 2002 Nathan Litjens (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This Australian endemic is found in southeastern Victoria, and the very southeastern tip of New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 123,200km2. It is found up to 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in moist areas ranging from rainforest through wet and dry forests, woodlands, shrublands, grasslands and even alpine bogs. About 90-162 eggs are laid in moist leaf-litter or at the bases of grass tussocks in areas that will later flood. The larvae can survive in the egg capsule for 4 months before hatching into water at the onset of rain. Tadpoles are found in dams, flooded ditches and ponds.


It is widespread and common, but secretive.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Dale Roberts, John Clarke, Peter Robertson 2004. Geocrinia victoriana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T41148A10406081. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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