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Litoria rubella
Desert Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

 

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Widespread across most of Australia except the extreme south. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 4133600 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Wide range of habitats. From eastern coastal forest to central deserts. In inland regions largely confined to ranges or larger watercourses. Usually found in trees and shrubs besides watercourses, temporary or permanent swamps and lagoons. Also makes use of water pipes in houses and buildings. Avoids extreme temperatures by sheltering beneath stones, bark, logs, buildings etc. Breeds after summer rains. Males call from the ground in open grassy areas near water. Spawn clumps of 40 – 300 eggs are laid on the surface of static water. Larval life is brief, lasting only 2 – 4 weeks (shorter where the temperature is high).

Trends and Threats
Widespread. No known declines and large extent of occurrence.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.

References

Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Tyler, M.J., Crook, G.A., and Davies, M. (1983). ''Reproductive biology of the frogs of the Magela Creek System, Northern Territory.'' Records of the South Australian Museum, 18, 415-440.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.



Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria rubella: Desert Tree Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1304> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



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