Southern Bell Frog - Murray Darling Depression: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Litoria raniformis
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Last updated: 01 Dec 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Southern Bell Frog is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Murray Darling Depression Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Darling Depression Predicted None
South Olary Plain Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Southern Bell Frog - Murray Darling Depression is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • Southern Tableland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Apple Box - Broad-leaved Peppermint dry open forest of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Brittle Gum - Broad-leaved Peppermint - Red Stringybark open forest in the north-western part (Yass to Orange) of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Broad-leaved Peppermint - Mountain Gum dry open forest of the Central Tablelands area of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Red Box - Tumbledown Gum - Red Stringybark - Long-leaved Box dry woodland, upper NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
  • Forested wetlands
    • Inland Riverine Forests
      • Blakely's Red Gum x Dirty Gum - White Cypress Pine tall riparian woodland, NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • River Red Gum - Black Box woodland wetland of the semi-arid (warm) climatic zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum - Lignum very tall open forest or woodland wetland on floodplains of semi-arid (warm) climate zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum - Warrego Grass - Couch Grass riparian tall woodland wetland of the semi-arid (warm) climate zone (Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum - Warrego Grass - herbaceous riparian tall open forest wetland mainly in the Riverina Bioregion
      • River Red Gum swampy woodland wetland on cowals (lakes) and associated flood channels in central NSW
      • River Red Gum-sedge dominated very tall open forest in frequently flooded forest wetland along major rivers and floodplains in south-western NSW
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  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Inland Floodplain Shrublands
      • Canegrass swamp tall grassland wetland of drainage depressions, lakes and pans of the inland plains
      • Lignum shrubland wetland of the semi-arid (warm) plains (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Coobah tall shrubland wetland of the floodplains in the Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
    • Inland Floodplain Swamps
      • Common Reed - Bushy Groundsel aquatic tall reedland grassland wetland of inland river systems
      • Cumbungi rushland wetland of shallow semi-permanent water bodies and inland watercourses
      • Gilgai wetland mosaic in the southern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Permanent and semi-permanent freshwater lakes wetland of the inland slopes and plains
      • Rush - Sedge - Common Reed mainly lentic channel wetland of the Upper Murray and mid-Murrumbidgee River floodplains in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Shallow freshwater wetland sedgeland in depressions on floodplains on inland alluivial plains and floodplains
      • Shallow marsh wetland of regularly flooded depressions on floodplains mainly in the semi-arid (warm) climatic zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Tussock grass - sedgeland fen - rushland - reedland wetland in impeded creeks in valleys in the upper slopes sub-region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
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    • Montane Bogs and Fens
      • Carex sedgeland of the slopes and tablelands
  • Grasslands
    • Temperate Montane Grasslands
      • River Tussock - Tall Sedge - Kangaroo Grass moist grasslands of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Wallaby Grass - Red-grass - Tall Speargrass - Kangaroo Grass dry tussock grassland of the North-western and Eastern Southern Tablelands in the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
  • Semi-arid woodlands (grassy sub-formation)
    • Inland Floodplain Woodlands
      • Black Box - Lignum woodland wetland of the inner floodplains in the semi-arid (warm) climate zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Black Box - Silver Saltbush chenopod open woodland on terrace rises on alluvial plains in the lower Darling River and lower Murray River region of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion