Limnodynastes interioris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Limnodynastes interioris
Species Authority: Fry, 1913
Common Name(s):
English Giant Banjo Frog, Giant Bullfrog, Great Bullfrog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Harold Cogger, Graeme Gillespie, Frank Lemckert, Peter Robertson
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 inhabits the dry and sandy region of central New South Wales and into northern Victoria where it is restricted to the floodplains of the Murray River.
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Population [top]

Population: It has a large and stable population.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Adults have been found in open and disturbed areas and in natural woodland. They spend daylight hours and drier months buried beneath the surface. They have been found aestivating in mounds of Mallee Fowl. Males call in spring and summer whilst floating on vegetation or concealed in burrows at the edges of dams. It breeds in swamps or dams and slow flowing creeks with marginal vegetation. Calling and oviposition take place in flooded burrows. Tadpoles are aquatic and are usually associated with slow or still waters.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agriculture and land-use practices associated with the Murray Darling Basin are a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for the species, but management plans for the Murray-Darling Basin aim to mitigate problems in this area and help to conserve some natural landscape. The range of the species includes several protected areas.

Citation: Harold Cogger, Graeme Gillespie, Frank Lemckert, Peter Robertson 2004. Limnodynastes interioris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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