AmphibiaWeb - Litoria coplandi


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Litoria coplandi (Tyler, 1968)
Copland's Rock Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Litoria
Taxonomic Notes: Following the Australian Society of Herpetology, AmphibiaWeb uses Litoria instead of Ranoidea or Dryopsophus (contrary to Dubois and Fretey 2016 and Duellman et al 2016).

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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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Known from the Kimberley region of Western Australia and Arnhem Land in the northern region of the Northern Territory. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 719200 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits rock escarpments and scree slopes. Shelters in rock caves and deep crevices by day and in the dry season and by night is active along the edges of creeks passing over rock. Breeding occurs from October to December. Males call from open sandstone rock surfaces near water after rain. Eggs are scattered singly or in small clumps, falling to the floor of rock pools or slow-moving temporary streams in rocky areas. Tadpoles emerge after 52 days.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and 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.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Tyler, M.J., Crook, G.A., and Davies, M. (1983). ''Reproductive biology of the frogs of the Magela Creek System, Northern Territory.'' Records of the South Australian Museum, 18, 415-440.

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 (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria coplandi: Copland's Rock Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 4, 2023.

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