Litoria eucnemis
Fringed Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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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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Mc Ilwraith Ranges in far north Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 32500 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Closely associated with rainforest streams and rocky creek beds. Spring and summer breeders. About 800-900 eggs are laid in a sticky clump. Tadpoles are adapted to flowing water. Development is complete within 60 – 80 days.

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

In the past habitat loss through logging was a threat. Now threats are more likely to be habitat degradation through recreation or agricultural practices, like grazing, that effect water quality.

Conservation Measures


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 (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria eucnemis: Fringed Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 23, 2020.

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