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Litoria nudidigita
Leaf Green Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Donnellan, McGuigan, Knowles, Mahony, and Moritz, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 288-289

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This Australian endemic occurs along the coast and in adjacent areas of New South Wales (south of the Wollondilly River) and eastern Victoria (as far as the Aberfeldy River) (Donnellan et al. 1999).

Habitat and Ecology

The species inhabits rocky and mountain streams in rainforest and wet and dry forest including swamps. It is often found on shrubs and low vegetation beside creeks and streamside ponds, seldom in still water. It breeds in summer and spring. Males call from rocky riverbanks or streamside vegetation. Eggs are attached to submerged vegetation in streams and ponds. Larvae take 12 weeks to metamorphose.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

In the past logging in forest was a threat. Development and clearing of wet sclerophyll forest and drainage of swamps are now more serious threats. It is probably also impacted by introduced fish, notably trout. Chytridiomycosis has been confirmed in this species by PCR testing. There has been extensive monitoring across the distribution and significant declines have been noted in high altitude populations, some of which have disappeared. However, overall this species remain abundant in many places and is not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Donnellan et al. (1999) and Mahony et al. (2001) in treating this as a species distinct from Litoria phyllochroa.

Citation

Michael Mahony 2008. Litoria nudidigita. In: IUCN 2014

 

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