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.
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.
The specific name is sometimes spelled wotjulumensis.
Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria watjulumensis. In: IUCN 2014