Cyclorana cryptotis
Hidden-ear Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 lower reaches of the Ord and Fitzroy Valleys in the Kimberley zone, Western Australia, east into the Northern Territory and just over the border into Queensland. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in open grassland associated with clay soils. Males call from the base of tall grasses at the edge of temporary water and flooded depressions in summer (January and February). Spawn is deposited in large irregular masses. The water is usually milky from clay and can reach temperatures above 40ÂșC. Tadpoles metamorphose in about 1 month.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.


Jean-Marc Hero, Paul Horner, Dale Roberts 2004. Litoria cryptotis. In: IUCN 2014


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