This species occurs throughout almost all of Queensland, except for the far western areas, and into the northeastern corner of New South Wales, in Australia.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in varied habitat. It does not occur at high altitudes or in heavily forested areas; mostly occurs in semi-arid/seasonally dry areas; it may breed in roadside ditches. Roadside reserves provide significant habitat for this species in areas heavily impacted by agro-industry farming. Eggs are deposited in clumps of about 1,000 in shallow, static or slowly flowing water, larvae are free swimmers, males call from waters edge. It spends dry/drought periods in aestivation underground.
It is a commonly sighted species.
The species might be affected by secondary salinity with clearing. Some habitat loss/degradation is attributable to agro-industry farming. It might also be adversely affected by the expansion of the range of the Cane Toad (B. marinus). It is reared in the USA as a vivarium species.
Its range includes a few protected areas.
Jean-Marc Hero, John Clarke, Ed Meyer, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria novaehollandiae. In: IUCN 2014