This species is endemic to northern Australia. It occurs from the Kimberley region of Western Australia into Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory and over the border into the northwestern corner of Queensland. This region is very flat so the species is known only from low elevations.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in a variety of habitats including forest, woodland, coastal floodplains, grassland, and permanent swamps. It is commonly found around temporary pools. Breeding occurs from October to April. Males call from the ground beneath leaves or at the base of grass tussocks, around the edges of shallow, temporary pools. Eggs are laid in large clumps floating on the surface of water. Tadpoles take 6-7 weeks to develop.
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The range of the species includes a few protected areas.
Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner 2004. Litoria tornieri. In: IUCN 2014