Heleioporus eyrei
Moaning Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae

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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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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.

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.

Written by J.-M. Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Heleioporus eyrei: Moaning Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 1, 2021.

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