Litoria microbelos
Javelin 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 known in coastal Queensland, from northern to central Queensland, and also occurs from the Kimberley region of Western Australia and the coast of the Northern Territory. It might occur across all of northern Australia in suitable habitat, but is extremely difficult to detect due to its tiny size (16mm).

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in wet regions. It is often found among long grass surrounding swamps, marshy areas and ponds. It also hides in tufts of low-growing grasses and beneath large rocks and logs. Breeding occurs in summer when males call from vegetation up to 30cm off the ground. Spawn clumps contain 60 small eggs, which are laid in shallow water in temporarily flooded areas.


More information is needed.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas.


Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria microbelos. In: IUCN 2014


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