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Heleioporus inornatus
Plain Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

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Southwest zone of Western Australia. The Darling Range from Chidlow south to the vicinity of Nannup and east to Walpole and Mt Barker. The area of occurrence of the species is approximately 71000 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Usually found in sandy acid peat bogs where the principal vegetation is Xanthorrhoea (grass trees). Winter breeders. Females select a mate and amplexus takes place within the burrows built by the males. About 100 – 250 eggs are laid in a foam nest within a burrow often penetrating the side of a bank or sloping ground near water. In flooding the tadpoles are released from the nest.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20, 000km2.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.

References

Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.



Written by J.-M. Hero et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Heleioporus inornatus: Plain Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3490> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 22, 2017.



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