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Taudactylus pleione (Kroombit Tinker Frog)
The Kroombit Tinker Frog or Pleione's Torrent Frog (Taudactylus pleione) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. It is endemic to south-eastern Queensland in Australia. It lives among rocks and leaf litter near small flowing streams. As most other members of the genus Taudactylus, this species has declined drastically and is consequently considered critically endangered by the IUCN. The reason for this decline is unclear, but likely linked to the disease Chytridiomycosis.
The Kroombit tinker frog is confined to a very small area, consisting of nine fragmented rainforest patches over 500 metres altitude, with a total area of approximately 200 hectares, at Kroombit Tops, southwest of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. Within the rainforest patches populations are associated with drainage lines and seepage areas. All sites on the Kroombit Tableland which are considered suitable for this species have been surveyed at least once during the species calling season, therefore it is thought that all existing populations in this region are known.
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