There is some uncertainty regarding the extent of occurrence of this species. It is known with certainty to be from northeastern New South Wales extending northwards to mid-eastern Queensland and into central Queensland. Ingram and Longmore (1991) recorded the species from Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria, however the specific identity of the specimens from these localities is unclear. Cogger (2000) gave the geographic range as occurring from extreme northeastern New South Wales northwards along coastal and inland Queensland including Cape York, but excluding the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of open grassland and lightly forested areas. It is active during and after rain. It spends drier times in aestivation buried near temporary pools. Males emerge after heavy rain to call from the margins of ponds. The eggs are laid in the pools and tadpoles are free-swimming and are quick to develop. Roadside reserves provide significant habitat for this species in areas heavily impacted by agro-industry farming.
More information is needed.
Agro-industry farming, in particular the expansion of farming and the widespread use of agrochemicals will have resulted, and will continue to result in, habitat loss and degradation. Secondary salinity associated with land clearing might also impact significantly on this species.
The species might occur in some protected areas.
Jean-Marc Hero, John Clarke, Ed Meyer, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria brevipes. In: IUCN 2014