AmphibiaWeb - Limnodynastes salmini


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Limnodynastes salmini Steindachner, 1867
Salmon-striped Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Limnodynastes

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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View Bd and Bsal data (3 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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View Bd and Bsal data (3 records).
From Southeast Queensland into north-eastern New South Wales and central New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 564600 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in a variety of habitats including flooded grassland and swamps. Usually hides under dense vegetation, logs, loose bark or stones. The species burrows in unfavourable weather. Males call between September and April from matted vegetation on the edges of flood depressions. They construct large foamy nests containing 1500 to 2500 eggs.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.

Expanding development may threaten these frogs in the future.

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.

Davies, M. and Watson, G.F. (1994). ''Morphology and reproductive biology of Limnodynastes salmini, L. convexiusculus and Megistolotis lignarius (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Limnodynastinae).'' Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 118(3), 149–169.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Limnodynastes salmini: Salmon-striped Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 24, 2024.

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