Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This Australian endemic is known from Western Australia, on the central western coast from North West Cape south to Wooramel River. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-150m asl.
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Distribution and Habitat

Western Australia. In the central western coast from North West Cape south to Wooramel River.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 9000 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 has been recorded from dunes and open mulga woodland. It is usually on red or brown sandy loam. It breeds after summer and autumn rains in flooded clay pans. Details of spawn and tadpoles are unknown. In the "Habitat preferences" section "other" refers to "clay pans".

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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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, Dale Roberts

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably a little less than 20,000 km2, it has a presumed large population, and 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

Recorded from dunes and open mulga woodland. Usually on red or brown sandy loam.Breeds after summer and autumn rains in flooded claypans. Details of spawn and tadpoles unknown.

  • 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 this species, which occurs an area with very little human disturbance.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

No known declines, despite small extent of occurrence.

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

Tawny frog

The Tawny Frog or Tawny Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus fulvus) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and intermittent freshwater marshes.

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