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Philoria frosti (Baw Baw Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Baw Baw frog (Philoria frosti) is a critically endangered species of Australian frog as categorised on the IUCN Red List and listed under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988).
View Wikipedia Record: Philoria frosti

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Philoria frosti

EDGE Analysis

The Baw Baw frog is only found in sub-alpine wet heathland and in gullies within montane vegetation at high altitudes on the Baw Baw Plateau. It breeds between September and December, when males may be heard calling for mates around special breeding sites. Females possess specially modified fingers, which they use to whip the mucous that surrounds their eggs into a protective foam nest. Adult frogs remain inactive during the cold months before the breeding season, sheltering in refuges. Numbers of individuals have drastically declined from over 10,000 in the 1980s to just 250 individuals in the 2000s. The cause of this decline is enigmatic, although possibilities include climate change and diseases, such as chytridiomycosis.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
16
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
86
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 32.23
EDGE Score: 6.28
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Australian Alps montane grasslands Australia Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Baw Baw National Park II 33433 Victoria, Australia  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Baw-Baw National Park Australia

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access