AmphibiaWeb - Litoria tornieri


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Litoria tornieri (Nieden, 1923)
Tornier'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 (2 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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View Bd and Bsal data (2 records).
Northern Australia. From the Kimberley region of Western Australia into Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory and over the border into the north-western corner of Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 408300 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A variety of habitats including forest, woodland, coastal floodplains, grassland and permanent swamps. Commonly found around temporary pools. Breeding is from October to April. Males call from the ground beneath leaves or at the base of grass tussocks, around the edges of shallow, temporary pools. Eggs are laid in large clumps floating on the surface of water. Tadpoles take 6 – 7 weeks to develop.

Trends and Threats
Extent of occurrence > 20,000km2 and no known declines.

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 (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria tornieri: Tornier's Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 20, 2024.

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