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No : MZB 223
Field number : -
Species  : Limnodynastes convexiusculus (Macleay, 1878)
Synonym  : Ranaster convexiusculus
Family  : Limnodynastidae
Status   : Syntype
Location  :
  • Marauke, Irian Jaya, Indonesia (Syntype catalog).
  • This species occurs in northern Australia from the Kimberley region in Western Australia, east through the Northern Territory and northern Queensland in Eurimbulah National Park. It also occurs in the southern lowlands of central New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), below 50m asl. In Australia, its range occurs within a region that is very flat so the species is known only from low elevations (IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 June 2009).
Habitat  : This species inhabits tropical savannahs, and is usually found in swampy areas among long grass, and low-lying areas exposed to seasonal flooding. It breeds between October and March. Males call from concealed positions at the base of grass tussocks, in debris or in vacated burrows of freshwater crabs. The eggs are deposited in a floating foam nest in temporary pools and ditches. It survives well in disturbed areas and towns (IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 June 2009).
Altitude   : -
Coordinate  : -
Collector  : Koch
Date  : -
Determinate : S. Kadarsani
Sex  : -
Age  : Adult
Ex  : 1
SVL  : 36,5 mm
Other Number : -
References  :
  • Barker, J., Grigg, G. and Tyler, M. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd, New South Wales.
  • Davies, M. and Watson, G.F. 1994. Morphology and Reproductive Biology of Limnodynastes salmini, L. convexiusculus and Megistolotis lignarius (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Limnodynastinae). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia: 149-169.
  • Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A. and Johnstone, R.E. 1994. Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A. and Johnstone, R.E. 2000. Frogs of Western Australia, 3rd edition. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Zweifel, R.G. 1972. A review of the frog genus Lechriodus (Leptodactylidae) of New Guinea and Australia. American Museum Novitates: 1-41.
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