Litoria cavernicola
Cave-dwelling Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 known only from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, where its estimated altitudinal range is 150-300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species that is known only from caves and refuges between boulders in the sandstone gorges flanking the Mitchell Plateau of the Kimberley region.


There is no specific information regarding its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to it.

Conservation Actions

Its known range is in a very remote area, and might include Drysdale River National Park.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Harold Cogger, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner 2004. Litoria cavernicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T41031A10391088. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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