Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Coast and interior of eastern Australia. From central Queensland to central New South Wales.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1542000 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Open forest or woodland or coastal and riverine floodplains. Often found near permanent or
semi-permanent pools and billabongs. At night they can be found foraging in leaf litter.
Breeding begins in spring when rain coincides with high temperatures, and continues to the end
of summer. Males call from the edges of ponds or damp areas nearby. Eggs are laid in loose
clumps amongst vegetation in shallow water. Tadpoles are free-swimming and development
takes 50-90 days.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and large extent of occurrence.
Development on the coast of southeastern Queensland and loss of habitat from wood chipping.
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.
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 latopalmata: Broad-palmed Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1263> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 20, 2023.
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