AMPHIBIAWEB
Cophixalus neglectus
Neglected Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae

© 2010 Eric Vanderduys (1 of 4)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

   

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.
Found between Cairns and Innisfail, northern Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 600 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found beneath cover on the floor of high altitude rainforest (approximately 900 – 1,500m asl). Calls from under leaves, bark etc. Exhibits terrestrial egg laying – a group of 14 eggs were observed attended by an adult frog. Other clutches have been as large as 32 eggs.

Trends and Threats
Very small extent of occurrence.

Threats
Occurs in National Parks in the Wet Tropics. Threats are mainly from human impacts on the parks, for example: erosion following human traffic, increased visitation, habitat degradation and development of walking tracks and other tourist facilities.

Conservation Measures
It occurs within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Comments

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

McDonald, K.R. (1992) Distribution patterns and conservation status of north Queensland rainforest frogs. Conservation Technical Report No. 1. Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage. Queensland

Zweifel, RG (1985) Australian Frogs of the family Microhylidae. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. His. 182: 265-388.

References

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

McDonald, K.R. (1992). Distribution Patterns and Conservation Status of North Queensland Rainforest Frogs. Conservation Technical Report No. 1. Department of Environment and Heritage, Queensland.

Zweifel, R.G. (1985). ''Australian frogs of the family Microhylidae.'' Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 182, 265-388.



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 neglectus: Neglected Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2259> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



Feedback or comments about this page.

 

Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2017. <http://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 21 Oct 2017.

AmphibiaWeb's policy on data use.