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Litoria watjulumensis
Watjulum 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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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This Australian endemic occurs in Northern Australia, from the Kimberley region of Western Australia into Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory and the northwestern corner of Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 616,500km2. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species inhabits open forest and the banks of permanent and semi-permanent swamps, streams and soaks throughout its range. It is commonly found at the foot of rock outcrops. It breeds in spring and summer. Males call in open areas close to water. Spawn is laid in floating clumps of 30-200 eggs in temporary pools with sandy or gravel substrate. Development takes 8 weeks.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes multiple protected areas in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Taxonomic Notes

The specific name is sometimes spelled wotjulumensis.

Citation

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

 

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