This Australian endemic is found from the Kimberley Region of northern Western Australia, through the northern part of the Northern Territory and northeastern Queensland to the central coast of Queensland. This region is very flat so the species is known only from low elevations. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1,700,000km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits coastal and river floodplains, monsoon forest, savannah woodland and open grassland. Breeding occurs in spring and summer from November to March. Males call from exposed sites (usually steeply sloping banks) adjacent to temporary pools. About 100-330 eggs are laid in free-floating clumps in pools where there is little to no emergent vegetation. Pools are often surrounded by gravel or sandy soil. Development takes about 10 weeks.
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The range of this species includes several protected areas.
Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria inermis. In: IUCN 2014