Reintroduction of the green and golden bell frog Litoria aurea to Pambula on the south coast of New South Wales

  • Published source details Daly G., Johnson P., Malolakis G., Hyatt A. & Pietsch R. (2008) Reintroduction of the green and golden bell frog Litoria aurea to Pambula on the south coast of New South Wales. Australian Zoologist, 34, 261-270.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

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Release captive-bred green and golden bell frogs

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Amphibian Conservation
  1. Release captive-bred green and golden bell frogs

    A study in 2000–2007 in New South Wales, Australia (Daly et al. 2008) found that two captive-bred green and golden bell frogs Litoria aurea released as tadpoles survived at least 13 months after release. Twelve tadpoles were recorded soon after release, followed by two metamorphs. The area was in drought following release. The release site was a pond within a wetland system. Potential predators were removed from the site (eels: 50 kg; red foxes: 17 removed). Approximately 3,500 tadpoles were released in December 2005, 1,500 in February 2006 and 1,000 in April 2007. Nocturnal visual count surveys were undertaken five times in the first two weeks, 12 times within the first two months and then monthly August–May (32 visits). Monitoring was to continue in 2008–2012.


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