This species is an Australian endemic occurring in the central arid zone of Western Australia and into the southern portion of the Northern Territory and the northwest corner of South Australia. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in some of the harshest country in central Australia. Habitats include open grassland, clay pans, lightly forested areas and temporary marshes and streambeds in temporary flood plains. It is an opportunistic breeder that responds to heavy rainfall. It breeds in temporary pools and tadpoles are quick to develop. In "Habitat Preferences" "other" refers to "clay pans".
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
Its range includes multiple protected areas in Western Australia.
Jean-Marc Hero, Paul Horner, Dale Roberts 2004. Litoria maini. In: IUCN 2014