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Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842)
Rocket 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).
Litoria nasuta
© 2003 Nathan Litjens (1 of 13)

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sound file   hear call (5623.7K WAV file)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None
conservation needs Access Conservation Needs Assessment Report .

   

 
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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Papua New Guinea

 
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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 � 5 months to develop depending on the time the eggs were laid.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

Threats
Human settlement along the east coast especially.

Conservation Measures
None in place.

References

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 Jul 14, 2024.



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