Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This Australian endemic occurs throughout the arid central and southwestern zones of Western Australia (except along the southern coastline). It also extends into far northwestern South Australia. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-800m asl.
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Distribution and Habitat

Throughout the arid central and south-western zones of Western Australia (except along the southern coastline. Also extends into far north-western South Australia.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 1107900 km2

  • Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
  • Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species inhabits sparsely vegetated areas on clay or loam soils. It spends most of its time buried and only emerges after rains. It is a summer breeder. It breeds in clay pans following heavy rain. Males call whilst floating in water. Amplexus also occurs in water. Eggs are laid in static water and the larval stage is 40 days. In "Habitat preferences" "other" refers to "clay pans".

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Neobatrachus sutor

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 34
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Jean-Marc Hero, Paul Horner, Dale Roberts

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

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Justification
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.

History
  • 2002
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
It is a common species.

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

Sparsely vegetated areas on clay or loam soils. Spends most time buried and only emerges after rains.A summer breeder. Breeds in claypans following heavy rain. Males call whilst floating in water. Amplexus also occurs in water. Eggs are laid in static water and the larval stage is 40 days.

  • Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
  • Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
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Threats

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

No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.

  • Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
  • Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Its range includes multiple protected areas in Western Australia
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Wikipedia

Shoemaker frog

The Shoemaker Frog (Neobatrachus sutor) is an Australian Frog which lives in Western Australia. It is a species of frog in the Limnodynastidae family. Its natural habitats are temperate shrub land, subtropical or tropical dry shrub land, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater marshes, hot deserts, and temperate desert. The frog is named after the noise they make which sounds like a hammer in use. The frog is yellow to golden in colour. It usually has some brown blotches. When they breed, the female frog lays 200 – 1000 eggs.

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