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: 21 Jan 2019


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

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsArmidale Plateau Known None
New England TablelandsDeepwater Downs Predicted None
New England TablelandsEbor Basalts Known None
New England TablelandsNightcap Known None
New England TablelandsNortheast Forest Lands Known None
New England TablelandsRound Mountain Known None
New England TablelandsStanthorpe Plateau Known None
New England TablelandsTenterfield Plateau Predicted None
New England TablelandsWongwibinda Plateau Predicted None
NSW North CoastCarrai Plateau Predicted None
NSW North CoastCataract Predicted None
NSW North CoastChaelundi Known None
NSW North CoastCoffs Coast and Escarpment Known None
NSW North CoastDalmorton Known None
NSW North CoastGuy Fawkes Predicted None
NSW North CoastMacleay Gorges Predicted None
NSW North CoastRocky River Gorge Known None
NSW North CoastWashpool Known None
Other StateQLD Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Sandstones Predicted None
South Eastern QueenslandWoodenbong Predicted None