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Litoria booroolongensis

Booroolong Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Endangered

IUCN:

Critically Endangered

Calling Period

Possible
Yes
Peak
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Description

A medium-sized species of frog reaching up to 5.5 cm in body length. It has a grey-brown or reddish-brown back, with dark or light brown spots and patches. The belly is white, and the male has a dark throat. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold. Fingers are slightly webbed and toes are nearly fully webbed, both with large white discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid as a single cluster that is attached to rocks in stream pools or shallow flowing sections. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to nearly 6 cm, and are brown or sandy-brown in colour. They use their mouthparts to stick to rocks in order to avoid being swept away by flowing water, and take at least two and a half months to develop into frogs. Breeds during spring and summer.

Similar Species

Looks similar to Litoria latopalmata and Litoria lesueuri in its distribution, but has more toe webbing.

Images

Photo: Stephen Mahony

Photo: Jodi Rowley

Photo: Grant Webster

Calls

By: Phil Spark

By: Chris Sanderson

By: Phil Spark

Distribution

Formerly common throughout the northern and southern tablelands in NSW and eastern VIC, but has declined severely due to the amphibian chytrid fungus and now is only known from small populations in the southern parts of its previous distribution.

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