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Philoria sphagnicolus (Sphagnum Frog)

Synonyms: Kyarranus sphagnicolus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Sphagnum Frog (Philoria sphagnicolus) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. Its natural habitats are subtropical moist upland forests, subtropical moist montane forests, and Streams. They vary in color from shades of yellow and orange. They usually have irregular black spots that range all over their body. Their main source of diet comes from small insects and that are usually ants. This species has been classified as endangered in 2004. It is threatened by Climate Change Pathogens and habitat loss. It is endemic to Australia. There have been other recommendations by scientist and other groups made to protect this species. Some of these recommendations are exclude logging around breeding areas, prevent pollution of streams and wetlands, and maintain vegetation and deep-lea
View Wikipedia Record: Philoria sphagnicolus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Philoria sphagnicolus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 32.23
EDGE Score: 5.58


Adult Weight [1]  2.12 grams
Litter Size [1]  57
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  1.457 inches (3.7 cm)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Site 914290 Australia      
New England National Park 169816 New South Wales, 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.
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0