|Scientific Name:||Neobatrachus centralis|
|Species Authority:||(Parker, 1940)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Roberts (1997) suggested that this species is a synonym of Neobatrachus sudelli.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because its population is not believed to be in decline at present.
|Range Description:||This Australian endemic is known from throughout the arid central region of Western Australia, most of South Australia (with the exception of the coastline) and into the far western reaches of Queensland and New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 544,900km2|
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|Population:||The population status of this species is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species often inhabits sparse woodland and Triodia covered sand hills. It is associated with sand and clay soils. It is active just before, during and after rainfall. It breeds in flooded clay pans after summer and autumn rains. Details of spawn and tadpoles are not known. In "Habitat preferences" "other" refers to "clay pans".|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||The range of the species includes a few protected areas.|
Barker, J., Grigg, G. and Tyler, M. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd, New South Wales.
Cogger, H.G. 1992. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Mable, B.K. and Roberts, J.D. 1997. Mitochondrial DNA evolution of tetraploids in the genus Neobatrachus (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Copeia: 680-689.
Predavec, M and Dickman, C.R. 1993. Ecology of desert frogs: a study from southwestern Queensland. Herpetology in Australia, pp. 159-169.
Roberts, J.D. 1997. Call evolution in Neobatrachus (Anura: Myobatrachidae): speculations on tetraploid origins. Copeia: 791-801.
Roberts, J.D. 1997. Geographic variation in calls of males and determination of species boundaries in tetraploid frogs of the Australian genus Neobatrachus (Myobatrachidae). Australian Journal of Zoology: 95-112.
Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A. and Johnstone, R.E. 1994. Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
|Citation:||Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts 2004. Neobatrachus centralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 March 2015.|
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