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Limnodynastes peronii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA LIMNODYNASTIDAE

Scientific Name: Limnodynastes peronii
Species Authority: (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)
Common Name/s:
English Brown Frog, Perons Marsh Frog, Striped Marsh Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Jean-Marc Hero, Peter Robertson, Frank Lemckert, John Clarke, Ed Meyer
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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.
History:
2002 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Australian endemic is found along the east coast of Australia, from far-north Queensland along the coast through New South Wales and into Victoria and the southeast corner of South Australia. It is also known from King Island and from the northwest and a few populations in the far northeast of Tasmania.
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: The species is widespread and abundant and there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that the species might be increasing in numbers and extending its range in Queensland. It is often referred to as a weed species in Queensland and New South Wales. It is apparently rare in Tasmania, and it is estimated that there are less than 5,000 adults.
Population Trend: Increasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species can be found in many habitats including rainforests, wet and dry forests, woodlands, and shrublands, open and disturbed areas. They also frequent swamps, flooded grassland, suburban pools and ponds. Secretive by day, hiding under logs, stones or underneath flood debris and from crayfish burrows. It is a robust species that is able to persist and/or re-colonise heavily disturbed habitat. Breeding occurs from August to April and potentially any month of the year. Males call by day hidden in thick vegetation, forest debris or overhanging ledges. At night they call from the water floating in concealed sites. Females lay 700-1000 eggs in a foam nest tangled in vegetation (reeds and rushes) at the water’s edge.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this widespread and adaptable species. In Tasmania, drainage of habitat for agricultural purposes is a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas. It is listed as "Rare" on the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.
Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Peter Robertson, Frank Lemckert, John Clarke, Ed Meyer 2004. Limnodynastes peronii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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