AmphibiaWeb - Litoria watjulumensis
Litoria watjulumensis
Watjulum Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2016 Ryan J. Ellis (1 of 10)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Northern Australia. From Kimberley region of Western Australia into Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory and the north-western corner of Queensland.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 616500 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Frequents open forest and the banks of permanent and semi-permanent swamps, streams and soaks throughout its range. Commonly at the foot of rock outcrops.

Breeds in spring and summer. Males call in open areas close to water. Spawn is laid in floating clumps of 30 -200 eggs in temporary pools with sandy or gravel substrate. Development takes 8 weeks.

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


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.

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.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Written by: J.-M. Hero et al. (2002-05-04)

Edited by: JG, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria watjulumensis: Watjulum Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 11, 2021.

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