Litoria cultripes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Litoria cultripes
Species Authority: (Parker, 1940)
Common Name(s):
English Knife-footed Frog
Cyclorana cultripes Parker, 1940

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Marc Hero, Paul Horner, John Clarke, Ed Meyer
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2002 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is an Australian endemic known from the eastern portion of the Kimberley zone in Western Australia, east through southern Northern Territory and southwest Queensland. It is widespread in the Northern Territory and Queensland. This region is very flat so the species is known only from low elevations. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 401,800km2.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in open grassland and sparsely wooded areas, floodplains adjacent to creeks and other low-lying areas exposed to flooding in the wet season. Breeding begins in January when the grassland is flooded and males call from open positions within one metre of a small pool. The tadpoles of this species have not been observed.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not its range overlaps any protected areas.

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Paul Horner, John Clarke, Ed Meyer 2004. Litoria cultripes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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