Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Papua New Guinea
Coast and adjacent ares of northern and eastern Australia. From the Kimberley region of
Western Australia along the coastline to mid-eastern New South Wales.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 953300 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Open forests and around the forested edges of permanent swamps. Forages among the leaf
litter of the forest floor and on the open flats exposed by receding waters.
Breeding takes place in spring and summer when the wet season creates temporary soaks and
waterholes. Eggs are laid in clumps of 50 to 100 in static water. Tadpoles take between 1 ï¿½ 5
months to develop depending on the time the eggs were laid.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
Human settlement along the east coast especially.
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., 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 nasuta: Rocket Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1282> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 1, 2023.
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