This Australian endemic occurs in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and across into Arnhem Land in the north of Northern Territory. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 342,000km2. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 150-600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is closely associated with permanent creeks, small pools and waterholes on the face of rock outcrops. It is active by day and has the ability to "skip" across the surface of water to escape danger. By night it congregates on floating vegetation or at the water’s edge. It shelters in caves. It is a spring and summer breeder. Males call from leaf-litter and open rock faces at the edges of streams and pools. About 30-40 eggs are laid in small static pools upon or at the foot of rock escarpments on submerged rocks. Development takes 3-4 weeks.
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
Its range includes multiple protected areas in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Jean-Marc Hero, Paul Horner, Dale Roberts 2004. Litoria meiriana. In: IUCN 2014