Papurana daemeli
Wood Frog
family: Ranidae

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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, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


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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- swimming.

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

None known.

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.

Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-24)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Papurana daemeli: Wood Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 17, 2020.

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