Common name: Eastern Dwarf Treefrog
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Native Range: Litoria fallax is found throughout the open forests and coastal wetlands along the eastern coast of Australia. Its range spans four biogeographical zones from northern Queensland to central New South Wales (James and Moritz, 2000).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Litoria fallax are found here.
Table last updated 9/30/2019
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Hitch hiker.
Status: Established in Guam.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
James C.H., and C. Moritz. 2000. Intraspecific phylogeography in the sedge frog Litoria fallax
(Hylidae) indicates pre-Pleistocene vicariance of an open forest species from eastern Australia. Molecular Ecology 9(3): 349-358.
Christy, M.T., J.A. Savidge, and G.H. Rodda. 2007. Multiple pathways for invasion of anurans on a Pacific Island. Diversity and Distributions 13: 598-607.
Revision Date: 4/17/2019
Powell, R.S., 2020, Litoria fallax (Peters, 1880): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2888, Revision Date: 4/17/2019, Access Date: 2/19/2020
This information is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The information has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the information.