Philoria kundagungan
Mountain Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Southeast Queensland and northeastern NSW. Confined to the mountain areas between Mistake Mountains and Teviot Falls.The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 1600 km2.No documented declines.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A mountain rainforest species. Usually found among saturated or moist leaf litter and vegetation near small creeks.Calling occurs between August and February. Large yolky eggs are deposited in water-filled burrows hidden from the light. Tadpoles remain within the nest throughout development and live off the yolk.

Trends and Threats
No known declines in population or extent of occurrence.

In the past a considerable area of the species habitat was cleared or logged. A majority of the habitat is now in reserves and protected from clearing or timber harvesting.Disturbances upstream that affect hydrological processes and/or water quality may threaten the species.Stock (cattle) have been observed at a number of breeding sites.

Conservation Measures
Listed are rare in QLD and vulnerable in NSW therefore it is protected by State legislation. Its remaining habitat is largely protected in National Parks.


Barker J, GC Grigg and MJ Tyler (1995) A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons, New South Wales.

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

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

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Philoria kundagungan: Mountain Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 4, 2020.

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