Litoria latopalmata
Broad-palmed Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This Australian endemic occurs on the coast and in the interior of eastern Australia, from central Queensland to central New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1,542,000km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits open forest, woodland, coastal and riverine floodplains, and is found in both dry inland and mesic coastal environs including near permanent or semi-permanent pools and billabongs. Breeding begins in spring when rain coincides with high temperatures, and continues to the end of summer. Males call from the edge of ephemeral and semi-permanent ponds. Eggs are laid in loose clumps amongst vegetation in shallow water. Tadpoles are free-swimming and development takes 50-90 days.


Population Trend


Major Threats

Development and forestry in coastal and near-coastal areas are threats to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes a number of protected areas.


Jean-Marc Hero, Ed Meyer, John Clarke, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria latopalmata. In: IUCN 2014


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