AmphibiaWeb - Paracrinia haswelli


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Paracrinia haswelli (Fletcher, 1894)
Haswell's Froglet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Paracrinia
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account 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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Coastal areas from just south of Sydney in New South Wales through to eastern Victoria.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 96500 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits wet sclerophyll forests and marginal vegetation of creeks, swamps and dams within coastal heathlands. Hides under stones in creekbeds.Breeds in spring and summer. Males call from grasses and sedges emerging from the water. Eggs are laid in permanent water.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

Expanding development along the east coast and tourism.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


Barker J, GC Grigg and MJ Tyler (1995) A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons, New South Wales.

Cogger, HG (1992) Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2002-05-03)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Paracrinia haswelli: Haswell's Froglet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 5, 2023.

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