The White-bellied Frog is similar to Geocrinia lutea, Geocrinia rosea and Geocrinia vitellina. The White-bellied Frog grows to 25 mm and has a distinguishing white belly.
White-bellied Frog |
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Geocrinia alba
Climate change can exert biological; ecological and physical pressures resulting in changes such as a loss of canopy continuity and increased fire frequency.
Given that significant threats such as climate change and habitat decline through changes to hydrology and water quality would likely impact the entire area virtually at once; the species can be considered to be contained at a single location (IUCN Standards and Petitions Subcommittee 2017).
Increasing fire frequency appears to have reduced the extent of permanently waterlogged habitats such as that occupied by the White bellied Frog.