AmphibiaWeb - Cyclorana platycephala
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Cyclorana platycephala
Eastern Water-holding Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Cyclorana
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (2 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (2 records).
There are three separate populations. One in the central arid zone of Western Australia from Winning Pool east to Lake Disappointment and south to Morawa and Laverton. There is a small area in the north-western corner of the Northern Territory. Another large area extends from northern South Australia into New South Wales and south-western Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1645500 km2. Widely dispersed in habitat.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Grasslands, temporary swamps, claypans and billabongs across diverse country and including areas of impervious soil. It survives dry conditions by its ability to burrow up to 1m underground and store water. Spawn is laid in large masses of up to 500 eggs in temporary pools and static waters such as those that occur during flooding.

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

Threats
None known.

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.

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, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-15)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cyclorana platycephala: Eastern Water-holding Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1208> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 3, 2022.



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