Nature conservation

Threatened species

Glandular Frog - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Litoria subglandulosa
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 29 Apr 2014


The Glandular Frog grows to 50 mm long. It has a broad olive-green stripe from the snout to the top of the arm and a narrow dark-brown stripe from the snout through the eye, broadening and breaking into patches along the sides. There is also a green stripe on the outer thigh.


Known only from stream habitats on the eastern escarpment
of the Great Dividing Range from the “The Flags” near
Walcha in the south to Girraween National Park in the north,
a distance of about 250 km.

Habitat and ecology

  • Glandular Frogs may be found along streams in rainforest, moist and dry eucalypt forest or in subalpine swamps.
  • Breeding occurs in summer, and possibly in spring.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

CMA CMA sub-region Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Border Rivers-GwydirNortheast Forest Lands Known None
Border Rivers-GwydirTenterfield Plateau Predicted East of New England Highway
Northern RiversArmidale Plateau Known None
Northern RiversCarrai Plateau Predicted None
Northern RiversChaelundi Known None
Northern RiversCoffs Coast & Escarpment Known None
Northern RiversEbor Basalts Known None
Northern RiversMacleay Gorges Predicted None
Northern RiversMacleay Hastings Predicted north of Hastings River
Northern RiversNightcap Known None
Northern RiversNortheast Forest Lands Known None
Northern RiversRocky River Gorge Known None
Northern RiversRound Mountain Known None
Northern RiversStanthorpe Plateau Known None
Northern RiversUpper Manning Predicted None
Northern RiversWalcha Plateau Known None
Northern RiversWashpool Known None