AmphibiaWeb - Heleioporus barycragus


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Heleioporus barycragus Lee, 1967
Western Marsh Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Heleioporus
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Southwest zone of Western Australia. On the Darling Range from Bullsrock south to Mt Williams and Dryandra. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 17100 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Its burrows can be found along the banks of temporary watercourses that flow in winter. The water courses are generally on clay or granite, where the water is clear and turbulent. Males call during autumn. Amplexus occurs in the burrow. Eggs are laid in a foam nest in burrows excavated in the side of a vertical bank by the male frog. Tadpoles enter the water after flooding of the nest.

Trends and Threats
No known declines despite extent of occurrence < 20,000km2.

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.

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 (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Heleioporus barycragus: Western Marsh Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 3, 2023.

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