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The spotted tree frog historically occurred in freshwater streams in north-eastern Victoria and southern New South Wales. But the species has disappeared from 50% of its former sites, is rare at all remaining sites and now only eight of the original 14 populations persist in the wild. This Critically Endangered species is expected to become extinct without intervention. Non-native fish and chytrid fungus are the two key threats to the frog’s persistence.