Limnodynastes convexiusculus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Limnodynastidae

Scientific Name: Limnodynastes convexiusculus (Macleay, 1878)
Common Name(s):
English Marbled Frog

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, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick, Fred Parker, Djoko Iskandar
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in northern Australia from the Kimberley region in Western Australia, east through the Northern Territory and northern Queensland in Eurimbulah National Park. It also occurs in the southern lowlands of central New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), below 50m asl. In Australia, its range occurs within a region that is very flat so the species is known only from low elevations.
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species in New Guinea, and is considered common in Australia.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits tropical savannahs, and is usually found in swampy areas among long grass, and low-lying areas exposed to seasonal flooding. It breeds between October and March. Males call from concealed positions at the base of grass tussocks, in debris or in vacated burrows of freshwater crabs. The eggs are deposited in a floating foam nest in temporary pools and ditches. It survives well in disturbed areas and towns.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protected where it occurs in National Parks as in Queensland. The extent of occurrence needs to be documented further in New Guinea. It is not known from any protected areas in New Guinea but occurs in several in Australia.

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick, Fred Parker, Djoko Iskandar. 2004. Limnodynastes convexiusculus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T41156A10406673. . Downloaded on 25 September 2017.
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