Litoria species of frogs occur throughout the Mt Warning (Wollumbin) Caldera Region of NE NSW & SE QLD. Byron Shire, in the Northern Rivers of NSW has many lowlands, wetlands, small catchments, remnant forest ecosystems and development and vegetation / habitat clearing pressures. Tweed Shire , in the Northern Rivers of NSW, the same. Both Shires have lowland estuarine and swamp (high water table) vegetation communities that can often have their water tables changed by inappropriate development. The re-shaping of catchments, and thus ground water flows and sedimentation areas, can have far reaching consequences for our beautiful East Coast Australian Frogs.
Litoria Species do not always need to live in the low wetland areas. some can be found higher up, on perched water table areas, wet and dry rainforests – indeed anywhere that there is clean water and habitat condusive to breeding and living successfully as a frog.
The little Frog in the photos is Litoria latopalmata, from what I can work out.
Lets have a look at some websites about this beautiful little frog:
Native animals of the Gold Coast’s eucalypt forests and woodlands Google HTML doc of the PDF
Native animals living in or near creeks and rivers of the Gold Coast (Gold Coast City Council) Google HTML doc of the PDF
A survey of the frogs of Nixon and Little Nerang Creeks adjacent to the proposed Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk route. 2005 googleHTML doc for the same PDF at the EPA Queensland Government (Environmental Protection Agency QLD)
bluecray Regional Environmental News Search – Mt Warning Caldera Litoria latopalmata – search
bluecray.org : more photos of the little (Litoria sp. ) frog here
Australian Frog Calls, Subtropical Eastern Australia – by David Stewart