Litoria latopalmata
Broad-palmed Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2002 Jean-Marc Hero (1 of 6)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Coast and interior of eastern Australia. From central Queensland to central New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1542000 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Open forest or woodland or coastal and riverine floodplains. Often found near permanent or semi-permanent pools and billabongs. At night they can be found foraging in leaf litter. Breeding begins in spring when rain coincides with high temperatures, and continues to the end of summer. Males call from the edges of ponds or damp areas nearby. Eggs are laid in loose clumps amongst vegetation in shallow water. Tadpoles are free-swimming and development takes 50-90 days.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.

Development on the coast of southeastern Queensland and loss of habitat from wood chipping.

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.

Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria latopalmata: Broad-palmed Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 26, 2020.

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