Cyclorana vagitus
Wailing 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 known from two locations in the Kimberley region, Western Australia; King Sound and Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

An inhabitant of open grassland, the males call from the edge of shallow, temporary static water during the wet season. It is presumed to breed by larval development in water.


It is estimated to have a population size less than 50,000, but greater than 10,000. The low estimate is based on the fact that it is known from only two localities.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes multiple protected areas in Western Australia.


Harold Cogger, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner 2004. Litoria vagitus. In: IUCN 2014


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