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The wallum sedgefrog is one of a group of frogs that depend on lowland wallum habitat. Wallum is the aboriginal name for the banksia Banksia aemula that usually dominates the sandy soils of coastal southern Queensland and New South Wales. The wallum sedgefrog is a totemic species for the Butchulla people of Fraser Island. The wallum sedgefrog was first described by Liem and Ingram in 1977.

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tree frog

Queensland has 132 species of frog, more than any other Australian state. The wet coastal areas between Cooktown and the Queensland/New South Wales border – the area with the most rapidly expanding population in Australia – contain 75 per cent of all Queensland frog species. Development in this area causes frog habitat loss and degradation.

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