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Litoria wilcoxii
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
 
Species Description: Donnellan SC, Mahony MJ 2004 Allozyme, chromosomal and morphological variability in the Litoria leseueuri species group (Anura: Hylidae), including a description of a new species. Australian J Zool 52:1-28.
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 species occurs along the east coast of Australia, from the Hawkesbury-Nepean River system of the State of New South Wales to the headwaters of the Mitchell River, western tributaries of the Barron River drainage, and east-flowing streams of the Paluma Range in the State of Queensland.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in a wide range of habitats, usually along rocky streams, including pastoral lands. Males are often found some distance from water. Eggs are laid in streams at the edge of areas of slow water or partly under small rocks on the bottom of the stream. Egg masses adhere to rocks, sedges, or bottom sediment.

Population

This species is locally abundant. However, declines have been noted in some areas, including in high-altitude forests of northeastern New South Wales.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

This species is fairly resilient to habitat alteration.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was revalidated by Donnellan and Mahony (2004).

Citation

Simon Stuart 2006. Litoria wilcoxii. In: IUCN 2014

 

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