An overview of the distribution of Litoria aurea in Victoria is presented. Habitats in which the species has been recorded are described and its current conservation status is assessed. Litoria aurea is restricted to east Gippsland where it occurs predominantly at low altitudes along the coast and hinterland. The species is usually associated with stationary water bodies, mostly permanent, in both forested and cleared habitats. The species has also been found in a range of terrestrial habitats, often considerable distances from waterbodies; suggesting a high dispersive ability and importance of terrestrial habitats. Little evidence of a decline in the distribution or abundance of L. aurea was found based on comparisons of historical and recent information. Much of the habitat and range of the species was found to be secure within the region. Possible reasons for the apparent differences in population trends between New South Wales and Victoria are discussed.
Distribution, habitat and conservation status of the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea (Lesson 1829) (Anura: Hylidae) in Victoria
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Graeme Gillespie; Distribution, habitat and conservation status of the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea (Lesson 1829) (Anura: Hylidae) in Victoria. Australian Zoologist 1 May 1996; 30 (2): 199–207. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.1996.012
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