|Scientific Name:||Neobatrachus sudelli|
|Species Authority:||Lamb, 1911|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Jean-Marc Hero, Ed Meyer, John Clarke, 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 degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This Australian endemic is known from south-central Queensland throughout central New South Wales and into central Victoria.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an inhabitant of dry regions. It is found in woodlands, shrublands, mallee and open grassland as well as disturbed areas. It becomes active after rains and is buried in loam or clay soils much of the time. It breeds after heavy rain and flooding. Males call whilst floating in open, shallow and still water. Eggs are clumped together and are wrapped around and adhered to submerged vegetation in ponds, dams, ditches and flooded clay pans. Tadpoles are aquatic and take 4-7 months to develop. In "habitat preferences" "other" refers to "clay pans".|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss/degradation associated with the expansion of agro-industry farming is a threat in some parts of the species' range.|
|Conservation Actions:||The range of the species includes several 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.
Hero, J.-M., Littlejohn, M. and Marantelli, G. 1991. Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs. Department of Conservation and Environment, Melbourne.
Ingram G.J. and Longmore, N.W. 1991. The frog records. In: Ingram, G.J. and Raven, R.J. (eds), An Atlas of Queensland's Frogs, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia.
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.
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.
|Citation:||Jean-Marc Hero, Ed Meyer, John Clarke, Peter Robertson, Frank Lemckert 2004. Neobatrachus sudelli. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.|
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