Litoria fallax 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria fallax (Peters, 1880)
Common Name(s):
English Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog, Eastern Sedgefrog
Hylomantis fallax Peters, 1880

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hero, J.-M., Meyer, E. & Clarke, J.
Reviewer(s): Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Stuart, S.N.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Australian species occurs along the coast and in adjacent areas from Cairns in northern Queensland south to southern New South Wales, including Fraser Island. It has been introduced to Guam (Christy et al. 2007). The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 300,000 km².
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Population [top]

Population:No population status information is currently available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is usually found in vegetation bordering swamps, streams, lagoons, ponds and farm dams often in large numbers. In the day it shelters in the leaf-axils of Pandanus and emergent vegetation and or/nearby trees. It can be found well away from water/breeding sites. Breeding occurs throughout spring/summer, usually after rain. Small clumps of eggs are laid attached to submerged vegetation; larvae are free swimming.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss of habitat and habitat degradation associated with development of infrastructure is a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas including Fraser Island National Park. It is sometimes bred in Australian zoos.

Citation: Hero, J.-M., Meyer, E. & Clarke, J. 2009. Litoria fallax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T41091A10387698. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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