Cyclorana cultripes
Knife-footed 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 species is an Australian endemic known from the eastern portion of the Kimberley zone in Western Australia, east through southern Northern Territory and southwest Queensland. It is widespread in the Northern Territory and Queensland. This region is very flat so the species is known only from low elevations. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 401,800km2.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in open grassland and sparsely wooded areas, floodplains adjacent to creeks and other low-lying areas exposed to flooding in the wet season. Breeding begins in January when the grassland is flooded and males call from open positions within one metre of a small pool. The tadpoles of this species have not been observed.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known whether or not its range overlaps any protected areas.


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


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