Litoria tornieri
Tornier's 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 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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes a few protected areas.


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


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