AmphibiaWeb - Metacrinia nichollsi


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Metacrinia nichollsi (Harrison, 1927)
Nicholl's Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Metacrinia
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Southwest Region of Western Australia. From Dunsborough south and east to Denmark. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 48800 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found amongst leaf litter, under stones and logs in karri forests. Breeding in late summer. Reported to lay 25 � 30 eggs under cover, such as beneath a log. Development may be terrestrial.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence >20,000km2.

None known.

Conservation Measures
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.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Metacrinia nichollsi: Nicholl's Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 23, 2023.

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