Nature conservation

Threatened species

Southern Bell Frog - Riverina: 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 Riverina Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Lachlan Known None
Murray Fans Known None
Murray Scroll Belt Known None
Murrumbidgee Known None
Robinvale Plains Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

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

  • Alpine complex
    • Alpine Bogs and Fens
      • Kosciuszko Alpine Wet Heath
      • Kosciuszko Range Boggy Herbfield
      • Kosciuszko Subalpine Valley Damp Heath
    • Alpine Heaths
      • Kosciuszko Frost Hollow Grassy Open Heath
      • Kosciuszko High Plateau Grassy Open Heath
      • Namadgi Subalpine Rocky Shrubland
    • Alpine Herbfields
      • Alpine Short Herbfield
      • Kosciuszko Frost Hollow Grassland
      • Kosciuszko High Peaks Alpine Grassland
      • Kosciuszko Subalpine Valley Wet Meadow
      • Nimmo-Long Plain Frosty Dry Grassland
  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • South East Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Southeast Escarpment Peaks Dry Shrub Forest
    • Southern Tableland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Apple Box - Broad-leaved Peppermint dry open forest of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Bondo Slopes Dry Stringybark Forest
      • 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
      • Central Tableland Dry Slopes Stringybark-Box Forest
      • Central Tableland Peppermint Shrub-Grass Forest
      • Monaro Hills Brittle Gum Exposed Forest
      • Monaro Mountains Peppermint Shrub Forest
      • Monaro Mountains Snow Gum Shrub Forest
      • Monaro Ranges Sheltered Shrub Forest
      • Red Box - Tumbledown Gum - Red Stringybark - Long-leaved Box dry woodland, upper NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Snowy Gorge Grassy Box Woodland
      • Southern Tableland Western Hills Scribbly Gum Forest
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    • Western Slopes Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Central West Tumbledown Gum-Pine Shrub Forest
  • Forested wetlands
    • Eastern Riverine Forests
      • Southwest Tableland Gorges Riparian Shrubland
    • 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
      • Bondo Montane Flats Swamp Woodland
      • Carex sedgeland of the slopes and tablelands
      • Central and Southern Tableland Swamp Meadow Complex
      • Kosciuszko Western Flanks Wet Meadow
      • Monaro Creekflat Peat Swamp
      • New England Tableland Carex Fens
      • Western Central Tableland Upland Swamp
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    • Montane Lakes
      • Tableland Semi-permanent Shallow Wetlands
  • Grasslands
    • Temperate Montane Grasslands
      • Monaro Kangaroo Grass Woodland-Grassland Complex
      • Monaro Snowgrass-Kangaroo Grass Grassland
      • River Tussock - Tall Sedge - Kangaroo Grass moist grasslands of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Southern Tableland Red Grass-Spear Grass Grassland
      • Southern Tableland Valley Flats Damp Grassland
      • 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
      • Yass Gorge Rhyolite Grassland
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  • Grassy woodlands
    • Southern Tableland Grassy Woodlands
      • Apple Box - Yellow Box dry grassy woodland of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Black Sallee - River Tussock open woodland of the South Eastern Highlands
      • Central Tableland Clay Apple Box Grassy Forest
      • Central Tableland Granites Grassy Box Woodland
      • Central Tableland Limestone Woodland
      • Central Tableland Ranges Peppermint-Gum Grassy Forest
      • Central Tableland Red Stringybark Grassy Forest
      • Dalton Hills Grassy Stringybark Forest
      • Goulburn Tableland Box-Gum Grassy Forest
      • Goulburn Tableland Peppermint Grassy Forest
      • Monaro-Queanbeyan Rolling Hills Grassy Forest
      • Southern Tableland Grassy Box Woodland
      • Southwest Foothills Apple Box Grassy Forest
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    • Subalpine Woodlands
      • Barrington-Point Lookout Montane Grassy Forest
      • Jounama Snow Gum Shrub Woodland
      • Kosciuszko Alpine Sally Woodland
      • Kosciuszko Eastern Slopes Mountain Gum Forest
      • Kosciuszko Subalpine Hollows Black Sally Woodland
      • Mount Canobolas Grassy Forest
      • Southern Tableland Creekflat Swamp Woodland
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    • Tableland Clay Grassy Woodlands
      • Bondo Frost Hollow Grassy Woodland
      • Goulburn Tableland Frost Hollow Grassy Woodland
      • Monaro-Gourock Frost Hollow Grassy Woodland
      • Southern Tableland Creekflat Ribbon Gum Forest
      • Southern Tableland Granites Ribbon Gum Grassy Forest
    • Western Slopes Grassy Woodlands
      • Central West Creekflat Grassy Woodland
      • Central West Valleys White Box Forest
  • 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
  • Wet sclerophyll forests (grassy sub-formation)
    • Southern Tableland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Bondo Montane Valley Flats Forest
      • Bondo Slopes Peppermint Moist Grassy Forest
      • Bondo Slopes Peppermint Sheltered Fern Forest
      • Central Tableland Peppermint-Gum Montane Forest
      • Crookwell-Taralga Basalt Grassy Forest
      • Kosciuszko Flanks Moist Gully Forest
      • Kosciuszko Snow Gum-Mountain Gum Moist Forest
      • Monaro Ranges Montane Gully Forest
      • Mountain Gum - Manna Gum open forest of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Peppermint - Mountain Gum - Brown Barrel moist open forest of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Snow Gum - Mountain Gum tussock grass-herb forest of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
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