This Australia endemic is known from the Kimberley Region, Western Australia, and northwestern Northern Territory to Bradshaw Station. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 119,900km2. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-600m asl, and it possibly occurs even as high as 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in a large variety of moist forest habitats and rural and urban environments. During the daytime it can be found sheltering in caves, crevices beneath boulders and in and around buildings and public toilets. It breeds early in the wet season at the onset of monsoon rains. A female lays up to 6,500 small, separate eggs, which sink to the bottom of the pool. Larvae take 1-4 months to develop depending on the time the eggs were laid.
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. It is sometimes bred in captivity in Australian zoos.
Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts 2004. Litoria splendida. In: IUCN 2014