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Threatened species

Loveridge's Frog - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Philoria loveridgei
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 29 Apr 2005
Profile last updated: 04 Jun 2018


Loveridge’s Frog is a small, squat, ground-dwelling frog to 30 mm, variable in colour and pattern from light grey with black flanks to light brown with darker irregular patches, or fawn with a black or brown patch on the flank. Fingers and toes are un-webbed. The underparts are pale but may have a light mottling under the throat and hind limbs. There is a blackish band from the snout through the eye and down the side of the head. Some have faint barring may occur on the upper parts of their limbs.


Restricted mainly to the Nightcap and Mt Warning areas, extending north-west to the Border Ranges-Lamington area on the border of NSW and Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • This frog is dependent on high moisture levels, occurring in the headwaters of small streams and about soaks where ground-water is continually present and close to the surface.
  • It favours subtropical and warm temperate rainforest and wet eucalypt forest, but also occurs in moist eucalypt forest where rocky outcropping creates surface water.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Other StateQLD Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None