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Litoria daviesae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria daviesae Mahony, Knowles, Foster and Donnellan, 2001

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Marc Hero, Michael Mahony
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is presumed to be a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its riparian habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from 14 different locations in a narrow band on the eastern edge of the tablelands and the great escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, within central-eastern to lower north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It is only found above 400m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population:It is not abundant, and has generally been recorded as small populations.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is associated with areas of unpolluted, upland streams in heath land or dry open forest on the tablelands, or wet sclerophyll and rainforest vegetation on the edge of the escarpment and in deeper gullies. The adults do not occur away from upland stream habitats. Nothing is known about habitat use of this species outside the breeding season. The larvae develop in the streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has a small geographic range and has suffered habitat loss and fragmentation through clearance for agriculture. Many of the streams within the species' range have been stocked with exotic fishes (carp, trout, mosquito fish) that are likely to be predators of the tadpoles. The impact of forestry practices at many sites where the species is known to occur requires assessment.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known from a number of protected areas.

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Michael Mahony. 2004. Litoria daviesae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55718A11355677. . Downloaded on 19 November 2017.
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