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.
More information is needed.
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.
It occurs within a few conservation parks and reserves.
Jean-Marc Hero, John Clarke, Ed Meyer, Richard Retallick, Paul Horner 2004. Litoria alboguttata. In: IUCN 2014