This species is found on the east coast of Australia in north-east Queensland, from the Barron River drainage and river drainages flowing east from the Atherton Tablelands, south to the Murray River (around 20km south of Tully), and from an apparently isolated population in the Broken River catchment.
Habitat and Ecology
It is restricted to rainforest where it usually occurs near streams, and it appears to construct water-filled basins for oviposition (Richards and Alford 1992; Richards 1993b).
No information is currently available on its population status.
Where this species occurs outside protected areas in the Queensland wet tropics it is threatened by severe deforestation for cattle pastures and cultivation of sugar cane, as well as by logging and infrastructure development.
Much of the species' range falls within the Queensland Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and it is also found in Cape Tribulation National Park. Further work is needed to sustainably manage rainforest habitats outside this World Heritage Area.
Jean-Marc Hero 2006. Litoria jungguy. In: IUCN 2014