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Austrochaperina gracilipes
Slender Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Papua New Guinea

 

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Found in Cape York Peninsula, northern Queensland. From Cooktown in the east to the Archer River in the west. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 31200 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A variety of moist habitats: rainforest, gallery forest (forest along creeks), grassy woodland, monsoon forests and swamps. May also be found in moist pockets within a dry forest. Associated with both perennial and non-perennial streams. Males call from vegetation up to 0.5m above ground. Breeding and larvae unknown.

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

Threats
Logging in rainforest habitat was a threat in the past, now tourism and associated habitat degradation is more a threat in northern Queensland.

Conservation Measures
Rainforest habitat is protected within World Heritage Area.

References

Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

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



Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Austrochaperina gracilipes: Slender Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2313> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 18, 2017.



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