Limnodynastes fletcheri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Limnodynastes fletcheri
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1888
Common Name(s):
English Barking Frog, Barking Marsh Frog, Long-thumbed 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, John Clarke, Ed Meyer, Peter Robertson, Frank Lemckert
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.
2002 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Australian endemic is known from southern Queensland through central New South Wales and into northwestern Victoria and South Australia.
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Population [top]

Population: More information is needed on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species inhabits woodlands and river floodplains. It is often associated with slow moving or still water found in inundated grassland, around ponds, dams and along creek lines. By day they hide under large rocks and logs and have been found in cracks in dried mud. In dry weather they often aggregate in groups. By night they are found alongside water. Breeding is varied; in wetter areas it breeds from October to March, in drier areas it breeds after heavy rains. Males call from floating vegetation. About 300 eggs are contained within a floating foam nest. Eggs hatch after one day and metamorphose after 1-2 months.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species might suffer from habitat loss/degradation associated with agro-industry farming. Increased salinity is also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes a number of protected areas.

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, John Clarke, Ed Meyer, Peter Robertson, Frank Lemckert 2004. Limnodynastes fletcheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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