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Litoria andiirrmalin

Melville Range Tree Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Vulnerable

Calling Period

Possible
Yes
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Description

A large species of frog reaching up to 11 cm in body length. It has a light brown or dark brown back, with gold or cream-coloured patches. The lower halves of the sides are whitish-grey. The belly is white or grey, and the male has a grey throat. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold. Fingers are unwebbed and toes are nearly fully webbed, both with large discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs have not been described, but are laid in streams. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 3.5 cm, and are nearly black in colour. They often remain in slow-flowing areas of the streams. It is unknown how long they take to develop into frogs. Breeds during summer in the wet season.

Similar Species

Does not look similar to any other species in its distribution.

Images

Photo: David Nelson

Photo: Stephen Richards

Photo: David Nelson

Photo: Stephen Richards

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Distribution

Found only in the Cape Melville Range, in the Cape York region of QLD.

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