AmphibiaWeb - Litoria cavernicola
Litoria cavernicola
Cave-dwelling Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2016 Ryan J. Ellis (1 of 4)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Kimberley region of Western Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 8100 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Known only from caves and refuges between boulders in the sandstone gorges flanking the Mitchell Plateau of the Kimberley region.

Trends and Threats
Few records from a small area in a remote region where few threats would be present. Further surveys needed to confirm extent of occurrence.

None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


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 (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria cavernicola: Cave-dwelling Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 28, 2021.

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