AmphibiaWeb - Litoria inermis


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Litoria inermis (Peters, 1867)
Peter's Frog
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 Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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View Bd and Bsal data (23 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Found in the Kimberley Region (northern) Western Australia, northern Northern Territory and north-eastern Queensland to the central coast of Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1699000 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits coastal and river floodplains, monsoon forest, savanna woodland and open grassland. Breeding occurs in spring and summer from November to March. Males call from exposed sites (usually steeply sloping banks) adjacent to temporary pools. About 100 � 330 eggs are laid in free-floating clumps in pools where there is little to no emergent vegetation. Pools are often surrounded by gravel or sandy soil. Development takes 10 weeks.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.

None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Tyler, M.J., Crook, G.A., and Davies, M. (1983). ''Reproductive biology of the frogs of the Magela Creek System, Northern Territory.'' Records of the South Australian Museum, 18, 415-440.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

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

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria inermis: Peter's Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 3, 2023.

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