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Litoria dahlii
Dahl's Aquatic Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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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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Known from the eastern corner of the Kimberley region in Western Australia, east along the coast of the Northern Territory and into north-western Queensland in Cape York Peninsula. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 308300 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Associated with large expanses of water upon the flood plains and savannah woodlands of northern Australia. It commonly occurs around the edges of permanent water or areas where the water remains for several months during the wet season. During the day it may be seen basking on ground beside water. In the dry season it hides in cracks and crevices in the soil. Breeds during the summer wet season from February to March. Males have been observed calling whilst floating in water. Spawning and larvae have not been witnessed.

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.

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 (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria dahlii: Dahl's Aquatic Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1239> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 16, 2017.



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