Limnodynastes convexiusculus
Marbled Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae

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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, Papua New Guinea


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Northern Australia. From the Kimberley region in Western Australia, east through the Northern Territory and northern Queensland in Eurimbulah National Park. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 586000 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Usually in swampy areas among long grass. Low-lying areas exposed to seasonal flooding. Breeds between October and March. Males call from concealed positions at the base of grass tussocks, in debris or in vacated burrows of freshwater crabs. Eggs are deposited in a floating foam nest in temporary pools.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence (>20,000km2).

None known.

Conservation Measures
Protected where it occurs in National Parks as in Queensland.


Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Davies, M. and Watson, G.F. (1994). ''Morphology and reproductive biology of Limnodynastes salmini, L. convexiusculus and Megistolotis lignarius (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Limnodynastinae).'' Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 118(3), 149–169.

Margules, C.R., Davies, K.F., Meyers, J.A., and Milkovits, G.A. (1995). ''The responses of some selected arthropods and the frog Crinia signifera to habitat fragmentation.'' Conserving Biodiversity: Threats and Solutions. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Sydney, 94-103.

Written by J.-M. Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Limnodynastes convexiusculus: Marbled Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 18, 2018.

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