This Australian endemic is known from the eastern corner of the Kimberley region in Western Australia, east along the coast of the Northern Territory and into northwestern Queensland in Cape York Peninsula. This region is very flat so the species is known only from low elevations.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is 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 the ground beside water. In the dry season it hides in cracks and crevices in the soil. It 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.
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas.
Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria dahlii. In: IUCN 2014