Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Restricted to Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 158500 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A semi-aquatic frog found in rainforest, seasonally dry monsoon forests and tropical woodlands.
Usually in association with permanent streams, lakes, pools and lagoons. Hides amongst dense
vegetation near water.
Breeds in summer and spring. Lays several thousand eggs in a large mass. Tadpole is free-
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
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.
Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-24)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Papurana daemeli: Wood Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5015> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 22, 2023.
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