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Litoria andiirrmalin
Cape Melville Treefrog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

  hear call (7371.8K WAV file)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
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 only from four streams in boulder fields in northern Queensland, Australia, above 60m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found associated with rocky streams with large granite boulders and granite bedrock in rainforest and mesophyll vine forest with Melaleuca emergents. It is often seen sitting on rocks, vines and twigs adjacent to cascades and riffles. It shelters under rocks and vegetation. It breeds in summer with the onset of the wet season. Males can be heard calling in late November.

Population

There is no information on the population status of this species, but it is believed to be stable.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no known major threats.

Conservation Actions

All populations are found within Cape Melville National Park. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its restricted range.

Citation

Jean-Marc Hero, Keith McDonald, Ross Alford, Michael Cunningham, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria andiirrmalin. In: IUCN 2014

 

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