Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia. Introduced: Guam.
Coast and adjacent areas from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 297700 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Usually found in vegetation bordering swamps, streams, lagoons, ponds and farm dams often in
large numbers. In the day it shelters in the leaf-axils of pandanus and other plants away from the
Breeding begins with the summer rains. Small clumps of eggs are laid attached to submerged
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
Loss of habitat from human development and habitat degradation.
Protected where the species occurs in National Parks, e.g. Fraser Island.
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.
Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria fallax: Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1249> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 31, 2020.
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