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Litoria daviesae
Davies' Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status Considered Vulnerable by Australia as well as IUCN
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from 14 different locations in a narrow band on the eastern edge of the tablelands and the great escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, within central-eastern to lower north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It is only found above 400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is associated with areas of unpolluted, upland streams in heath land or dry open forest on the tablelands, or wet sclerophyll and rainforest vegetation on the edge of the escarpment and in deeper gullies. The adults do not occur away from upland stream habitats. Nothing is known about habitat use of this species outside the breeding season. The larvae develop in the streams.

Population

It is not abundant, and has generally been recorded as small populations.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

This species has a small geographic range and has suffered habitat loss and fragmentation through clearance for agriculture. Many of the streams within the species' range have been stocked with exotic fishes (carp, trout, mosquito fish) that are likely to be predators of the tadpoles. The impact of forestry practices at many sites where the species is known to occur requires assessment.

Conservation Actions

It is known from a number of protected areas.

Citation

Jean-Marc Hero, Michael Mahony 2004. Litoria daviesae. In: IUCN 2014

 

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