AmphibiaWeb - Limnodynastes depressus


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Limnodynastes depressus Tyler, 1976
Flat-headed Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Limnodynastes
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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East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Through Victoria River region (NT) to Daly River Basin, NT. Known originally from the Argyle Homestead, which is now submerged by Lake Argyle. The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 11000 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Woodland/grassland on cracking clay soils. Near permanent water. Breeding biology unknown.

Trends and Threats
Distribution based on numerous scattered localities in east Kimberley region of Western Australia and north-western Northern Territory. No indication of threats or declines.

Flooding of Lake Argyle created by a dam. Surveys have failed to relocate it in the area.

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.

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.

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 Limnodynastes depressus: Flat-headed Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 27, 2024.

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