AmphibiaWeb - Heleioporus eyrei
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Heleioporus eyrei (Gray, 1845)
Moaning Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Heleioporus

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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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View Bd and Bsal data (42 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (42 records).
Southwest zone of Western Australia. Along the coastline from Irwin River south and east to Cape Arid. Inland to Marchagee, Boddington and Darkan. Also on Rottnest and Bald Islands. The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 92000 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Burrows are found in sandy swamps. Males call from April to May. Amplexus takes place in the male's burrow. About 80 –500 eggs are laid in burrows, which are dug horizontal to the land surface. Tadpoles enter the water after rains flood the burrows.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and 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., 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 (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Heleioporus eyrei: Moaning Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3489> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 2, 2022.



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