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Litoria personata Tyler, Davies & Martin, 1978
Masked Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Litoria
 
Taxonomic Notes: Following the Australian Society of Herpetology, AmphibiaWeb uses Litoria instead of Ranoidea or Dryopsophus (contrary to Dubois and Fretey 2016 and Duellman et al 2016).

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

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Recorded from the edge of escarpments of Western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 14000 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Open forest, woodland and grassland. Often seeks refuge beneath boulders and in cracks in the rock surface. Males call November to late January from exposed positions upon the rock face. Breeding takes place in pools and rock crevices. Eggs are unknown.

Trends and Threats
No indication of threats or declines and despite extent of occurrence < 20,000km2.

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., Crook, G.A., and Davies, M. (1983). ''Reproductive biology of the frogs of the Magela Creek System, Northern Territory.'' Records of the South Australian Museum, 18, 415-440.



Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria personata: Masked Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1293> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 29, 2022.



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