AmphibiaWeb - Litoria andiirrmalin


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Litoria andiirrmalin McDonald, 1997
Cape Melville Treefrog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Litoria
Taxonomic Notes: Following the Australian Society of Herpetology, AmphibiaWeb uses Litoria instead of Ranoidea or Dryopsophus (contrary to Dubois and Fretey 2016 and Duellman et al 2016).

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Known only from four streams in boulder fields in Cape Melville National Park on Cape York Peninsula, northern Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 5700 km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found associated with rocky streams with large granite boulders and granite bedrock above 60m asl in rainforest and mesophyll vine forest with Melaleuca emergents. It is often seen sitting on rocks, vines and twigs adjacent to cascades and riffles. It shelters under rocks and vegetation. Breeds in summer with the onset of the wet season. Males can be heard calling in late November.

Trends and Threats
Extent of occurrence < 20, 000km2. Only known from 4 streams. Restricted distribution and rare within range.

None known.

Conservation Measures
All populations are found within a National Park.


McDonald, K.R. (1997). ''A new stream-dwelling Litoria from the Melville Range, Queensland, Australia.'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 42(1), 307–309.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria andiirrmalin: Cape Melville Treefrog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 4, 2023.

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