This species is known from 14 different locations in a narrow band on the eastern edge of the tablelands and the great escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, within central-eastern to lower north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It is only found above 400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is associated with areas of unpolluted, upland streams in heath land or dry open forest on the tablelands, or wet sclerophyll and rainforest vegetation on the edge of the escarpment and in deeper gullies. The adults do not occur away from upland stream habitats. Nothing is known about habitat use of this species outside the breeding season. The larvae develop in the streams.
It is not abundant, and has generally been recorded as small populations.
This species has a small geographic range and has suffered habitat loss and fragmentation through clearance for agriculture. Many of the streams within the species' range have been stocked with exotic fishes (carp, trout, mosquito fish) that are likely to be predators of the tadpoles. The impact of forestry practices at many sites where the species is known to occur requires assessment.
It is known from a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Jean-Marc Hero, Michael Mahony 2004. Litoria daviesae. In: IUCN 2014