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Peppered Tree Frog (Litoria piperata)



Species Action Statement

This species has been assigned to the Data-deficient species management stream under the Saving our Species program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

This species is in the Data Deficient stream as its taxonomy needs to be reviewed.

Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable

Management objectives

This action statement aims to address key knowledge gaps for this species, which once resolved, can inform effective managment of this species. 

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

The following research actions have been designed to address priority knowledge gaps in order to develop an appropriate management approach for this species:
  • Resolve taxonomic uncertainty between Litoria piperita, L. pearsoniana and L. barringtonensis
  • Once taxonomy is resolved conduct targeted survey at key sites to identify populations. Samples and recordings should be provided to the Australian Museum.
A number of state-wide conservation actions have also been identified for this species, which can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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  • Community information pamphlet New England Tableland.
  • Verify historic records of the species.
  • Research to determine the causative agents in the decline of the species.
  • Genetic studies to determine the taxonomic status of the species.
  • Resolution of the identification of possible Peppered Tree frog populations.
  • Abide by Hygiene protocol for control of disease in frogs.
  • Provide advice to other agencies.
  • Encourage community protection measures.
  • Prepare EIA guidelines to assist those assessing the impacts of development on the species.
  • Review distribution, historical records and conservation status.
  • Development of an ex-situ establishment protocol to be implemented in the event that an extant population of the species is found.
  • Field investigation of sightings.
  • Site assessment/local survey.
  • If species status is changed to endangered, undertake critical habitat assessment if any populations are confirmed.
  • Undertake VCA/JMA assessment of locations if any extant populations are confirmed.
  • Employ habitat management strategies if extant populations located.
  • Research into the management of sites with extant populations to be supported.

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.