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Cyclorana alboguttata
Striped Burrowing Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2002 Jean-Marc Hero (1 of 10)

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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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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This Australian endemic occurs from the northeastern corner of the Northern Territory, throughout coastal and sub-coastal Queensland and into New South Wales.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in temporarily inundated grasslands and open forest in semi-arid and drier/seasonally wet coastal areas. They are generally associated with clay soils. Activity has a positive correlation with rainfall and the availability of freestanding water. In drier times they spend most of their time buried underground close to temporary ponds (in aestivation). An opportunistic breeder, it lays its eggs in temporary pools when there is sufficient rainfall. Tadpoles develop quickly to avoid desiccation. Roadside reserves provide significant habitat in areas heavily impacted by agro-industry farming.

Population

More information is needed.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

One major threat is agricultural expansion (sugar cane and cotton farming in particular) resulting in extensive habitat loss and degradation. Land pollution associated with the widespread use of agrochemicals might also adversely affect this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs within a few conservation parks and reserves.

Citation

Jean-Marc Hero, John Clarke, Ed Meyer, Richard Retallick, Paul Horner 2004. Litoria alboguttata. In: IUCN 2014

 

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