Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia, Papua New Guinea
Northern Australia. From the northern section of the Kimberley region in Western Australia,
across northern region of Northern Territory and into north-eastern Queensland.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 658100 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in woodland and grassy habitat, including areas that have been cleared, which are
subject to flooding.
Breeds during the wet season. Males call from the base of grass tussocks or exposed positions
on coarse gravelly soil near temporary water, rarely further than 10m away from water. Breeding
biology is little known.
Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.
None in place.
Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-18)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia lithomoda: Stonemason's Toadlet <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3613> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 20, 2021.
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