Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from four streams in boulder fields in northern Queensland, Australia, above 60m asl.
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Distribution and Habitat

Known only from four streams in boulder fields in Cape Melville National Park on Cape York Peninsula, northern Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 5700 km2.

  • McDonald, K.R. (1997). ''A new stream-dwelling Litoria from the Melville Range, Queensland, Australia.'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 42(1), 307â€"309.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found associated with rocky streams with large granite boulders and granite bedrock in rainforest and mesophyll vine forest with Melaleuca emergents. It is often seen sitting on rocks, vines and twigs adjacent to cascades and riffles. It shelters under rocks and vegetation. It breeds in summer with the onset of the wet season. Males can be heard calling in late November.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Jean-Marc Hero, Keith McDonald, Ross Alford, Michael Cunningham, Richard Retallick

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

History
  • 2002
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
There is no information on the population status of this species, but it is believed to be stable.

Population Trend
Stable
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Found associated with rocky streams with large granite boulders and granite bedrock above 60m asl in rainforest and mesophyll vine forest with Melaleuca emergents. It is often seen sitting on rocks, vines and twigs adjacent to cascades and riffles. It shelters under rocks and vegetation.Breeds in summer with the onset of the wet season. Males can be heard calling in late November.

  • McDonald, K.R. (1997). ''A new stream-dwelling Litoria from the Melville Range, Queensland, Australia.'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 42(1), 307â€"309.
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Extent of occurrence < 20, 000km2. Only known from 4 streams. Restricted distribution and rare within range.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
All populations are found within a National Park.

  • McDonald, K.R. (1997). ''A new stream-dwelling Litoria from the Melville Range, Queensland, Australia.'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 42(1), 307â€"309.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
All populations are found within Cape Melville National Park. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its restricted range.
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Wikipedia

Cape Melville tree frog

The Cape Melville tree frog (Litoria andiirrmalin), also known as the Admiirrmalin frog is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers.

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