Litoria coplandi
Copland's Rock Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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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 Australian endemic is known from the Kimberley region of Western Australia and Arnhem Land in the northern region of the Northern Territory. It has also been recorded from far northwestern Queensland in the Musselbrook Reserve (Horner, 1998). It most likely occurs in suitable habitat in between but for now the map records only this locality. This region is very flat so the species is known only from low elevations.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits rock escarpments and scree slopes. It shelters in rock caves and deep crevices by day and in the dry season and by night it is active along the edges of creeks passing over rock. Breeding occurs from October to December. Males call from open sandstone rock surfaces near water after rain. The eggs are scattered singly or in small clumps, falling to the floor of rock pools or slow-moving temporary streams in rocky areas. Tadpoles emerge after about 52 days. In "Habitat preferences" "other" refers to "Rocky escarpments".


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes Kakadu National Park and the Musselbrook Reserve.


Jean-Marc Hero, Paul Horner, Dale Roberts 2004. Litoria coplandi. In: IUCN 2014


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