AmphibiaWeb - Mixophyes fasciolatus


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Mixophyes fasciolatus G√ľnther, 1864
Great Barred-Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Mixophyes

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



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View Bd and Bsal data (35 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Widely dispersed from the Clarke Range in mid-eastern Queensland to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. The species appears to be stable and has suffered no known decline within its range. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 214700 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Prefers coastal or mountain rainforest, often with sandy banks or leaf litter. Appears quite resilient to disturbance, perhaps due to its broad habitat utilisation. However it does not tolerate complete forest clearing. Breeds in late spring and eggs are deposited among leaf litter on the banks of streams and washed into the pools of streams or streamside pools during heavy rain. Has been found breeding in farm dams near forested areas.

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

Clearing of forest.

Conservation Measures
None in place for species, but it is protected where it occurs in National Parks, e.g. Lamington National Park.



Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Hines, H., Mahony, M. and McDonald, K. (1999). ''An assessment of frog declines in wet subtropical Australia.'' Declines and Disappearances of Australian Frogs. A. Campbell, eds., Environment Australia, Canberra, 44-63.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero, F. Lemckert (2008-09-24)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Mixophyes fasciolatus: Great Barred-Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 28, 2023.

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