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Sloane's froglet
Conservation status

Endangered (EPBC Act)
Scientific classification
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Distribution of Sloane's froglet
Synonyms
  • Ranidella sloanei
    (Littlejohn, 1958)

Sloane's froglet (Crinia sloanei) is a species of frog in the family Myobatrachidae. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and intermittent freshwater marshes in and around the floodplains of the Murray-Darling Basin

Description

The Sloane's froglet is dull grey in colour, with darker flecks or lines on its skinfolds and warts. Adults are about 25mm in length. Their call has described as both a single, low 'squelch', and as a short, high pitched 'chirp'.

Habitat and range

Sloane's froglet can be found in and around temporarily indundated grasslands. Its distribution is still not properly understood, however significant populations have been recorded in the Albury and Corowa regions of NSW, as well as in the Wahgunyah/Rutherglen region of Victoria. A small population has also been recorded as far north as Mungindi, on the border of NSW and Queensland.

Conservation status

Internationally

Australia

  • The Sloane's froglet is listed as Endangered on the Australian EPBC Act.
  • The froglet is listed as Vulnerable in NSW under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
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