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Distribution and Habitat
Range and Population
Disjunct distributions from the Conondale and Blackall Ranges in south-eastern Queensland south to the Dorrigo Plateau in north-eastern New South Wales. Populations also on the D’Aguilar, Main, Gibraltar and Border Ranges. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 36000 km2.Can be found in considerable numbers under good conditions. No data on population size, structure or dynamics.
Habitat and Ecology
Prefers mesic forests in areas with mild temperatures and moderate to high rainfall. Often amongst leaf litter.
About 10 eggs are laid in a large mass of jelly on the ground in late summer. The male approaches hatching tadpoles and allows them to wriggle up onto his back and into hip pouches where they remain for about 2 months before emerging as tiny frogs.