Southern Bell Frog (Litoria raniformis) Draft Recovery Plan

This Recovery Plan has been prepared to satisfy the requirements of the TSC Act only and is the NSW State Recovery Plan for Litoria raniformis.

Date
1 February 2005
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation
Type
Publication, Recovery plan
Status
Draft
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 0-73136-1423
  • File PDF 1MB
  • Pages 50
  • Name southern-bell-frog-draft-recovery-plan.pdf

The Southern Bell Frog (Litoria raniformis) has suffered a considerable reduction in abundance and distribution throughout NSW in recent years (Tyler 1993, Sadlier and Pressey 1994, Mahony 1996, Osborne et al. 1996, Ehmann and White 1996). Once abundant along the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers and their tributaries from the Southern Tablelands to the South Australian border, the species is now only found in scattered locations throughout their former range. Suspected threats to the Southern Bell Frog include loss or fragmentation of habitat through draining of wetlands and prolonged periods of drought, predation on eggs and tadpoles by introduced fish species, infection by pathogens, particularly Chytrid fungus, degradation of habitat from pollution, salinisation and chemical use.

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