This Australian endemic occurs along the east coast from central New South Wales to eastern Victoria, from 280-1,200m asl, although it might occur at lower altitudes than this.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits wet or dry sclerophyll forest associated with sandstone outcrops on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range. In some areas it prefers flowing rocky streams and is often found with L. citropa. In the northern part of its range, it calls around permanent and ephemeral pools in heath, woodland and forest. It calls all year round but sporadically but has a peak of activity from July to October. Eggs are in small jelly clumps attached to vegetation. Tadpoles are found in still water in dams, ditches, isolated pools and flooded hollows.
It is a relatively uncommon species.
Logging might be a threat to the species' habitat. It has been found to persist in some logged areas but whether or not it can persist long-term is not known.
The range of the species includes a few protected areas.
There has been some taxonomic confusion regarding this species until recent years. It was formerly included within Litoria jervisiensis, but was separated by White et al. (1994).
Graeme Gillespie, Frank Lemckert, Peter Robertson 2004. Litoria littlejohni. In: IUCN 2014