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Taudactylus pleione (Kroombit Tinker Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Kroombit tinker frog or Pleione's torrent frog (Taudactylus pleione) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. It is endemic to Central 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. It may also be threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Taudactylus pleione

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Taudactylus pleione

EDGE Analysis

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.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 35.04
EDGE Score: 6.36
View EDGE Record: Taudactylus pleione


Adult Weight [1]  1.15 grams
Litter Size [1]  22
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kroombit Tops National Park II 106898 Queensland, Australia      

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Kroombit Tops National Park and Forest Reserve Australia

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF 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.
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