Litoria andiirrmalin


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Litoria andiirrmalin
Species Authority: McDonald, 1997
Common Name(s):
English Cape Melville Treefrog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Marc Hero, Keith McDonald, Ross Alford, Michael Cunningham, Richard Retallick
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.
2002 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from four streams in boulder fields in northern Queensland, Australia, above 60m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species, but it is believed to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found associated with rocky streams with large granite boulders and granite bedrock 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. It breeds in summer with the onset of the wet season. Males can be heard calling in late November.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: All populations are found within Cape Melville National Park. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its restricted range.

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Keith McDonald, Ross Alford, Michael Cunningham, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria andiirrmalin. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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