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Limnodynastes lignarius
Woodworker Frog
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae

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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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Northern Australia. Known from the eastern Kimberley's of Western Australia and into the western escarpment of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The extent of occurrence is approximately .

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Associated with rocky habitats – sandstone hills and gorges, rocky screes and ledges, boulder fields, caves and open escarpments. Usually near perennial and non-perennial streams. Shelters deep in caves. Breeds in spring and summer. Males call from beneath boulders in or near the stream bed.. About 350 – 400 eggs are laid in a foam nest in rock pools or beneath rocks at the edge of water-draining scree slopes. Tadpoles develop in ponds in about 9 weeks.

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.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Tyler, M.J., Crook, G.A., and Davies, M. (1983). ''Reproductive biology of the frogs of the Magela Creek System, Northern Territory.'' Records of the South Australian Museum, 18, 415-440.



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 (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Limnodynastes lignarius: Woodworker Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3516> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 23, 2017.



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