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Cophixalus crepitans
Rattling Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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

 

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Area of occupancy 11 – 500 km2. Large number of frogs spread over moderate area despite single location, north-east of Coen in far-north Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1100 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Confined to vine forest within tropical rainforest.

Trends and Threats
No reductions in range or abundance, large population size (> 10,000). Large extent of occurrence. Based on McDonald – unpublished data on population size and extent.

Threats
In the past logging in rainforests was a threat. Their habitat is now protected and they are more likely to be threatened by habitat degradation resulting from tourism.

Conservation Measures
Where it occurs in National Parks it is protected.

References

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



Written by J.-M. Hero; R. A. Alford; M. Cunningham; K. R. McDonald (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cophixalus crepitans: Rattling Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2249> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 20, 2017.



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