This Australian endemic occurs along the coast of Queensland and northern New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 320,500km2. This species is commonly relocated in the transportation of fresh produce.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found in moist forest or woodland habitats. It is also common in disturbed habitats such as fruit plantations. During winter it shelters in the crowns of trees well away from water. Breeds in spring and summer, usually in ephemeral waters. Eggs are attached to stems of grass in ponds. Tadpoles take about 14 weeks to mature. outside the breeding season it shelters in trees and low vegetation, sometimes some distance from water.
This is a common species.
This species might be adversely affected by habitat loss/degradation associated with coastal development.
There are several protected areas within the range of this species.
Jean-Marc Hero, Ed Meyer, John Clarke 2004. Litoria gracilenta. In: IUCN 2014