Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Confined to the area between Cairns and Ingham, north-eastern Queensland.
The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 8400 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Rainforest. Calls from sticks, logs, standing vegetation and debris on forest floor. Terrestrial
egg deposition – lays 8 to 13 eggs in a connected string in a moist situation away from water.
Entire development within egg membrane.
Trends and Threats
No known population reductions, relatively large area of occupancy and population size.
Occurs in National Parks in the Wet Tropics. Threats are mainly from human impacts on the
parks, for example: erosion following human traffic, increased visitation, habitat degradation and
development of walking tracks and other tourist facilities.
Protected within National Park, but management required for the mitigation of impacts resulting
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Zweifel, R.G. (1985). ''Australian frogs of the family Microhylidae.'' Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 182, 265-388.
Written by J.-M. Hero; R. A. Alford; M. Cunningham; K. R. McDonald (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cophixalus infacetus: Inelegant Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2254> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 24, 2019.
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