Litoria longirostris
Sharp-snouted 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 is restricted to Rocky River in the McIlwraith Range, Cape York Peninsula northern Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 7,100km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits upland rainforest streams and monsoon closed forest. Frogs have been spotted sheltering in the buttress roots of trees and upon rocks in or adjacent to a rainforest stream. Breeding takes place in September and males call from leaves over water. Approximately 29-60 lime green eggs are laid out of water. The eggs have been found on tree trunks, upon rocks, under leaves and in or on dead palm fronds near gently flowing or static water.


More information is needed.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Logging was a threat to the species in the past.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes at least one protected area.


Ross Alford, Michael Cunningham, Keith McDonald, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria longirostris. In: IUCN 2014


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