AmphibiaWeb - Pseudophryne coriacea


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Pseudophryne coriacea Keferstein, 1868
Red-backed Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Pseudophryne

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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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South-eastern Queensland and coastal areas of northern New South Wales.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 57600 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits sclerophyll forest and low-lying marshes. Often found hiding under logs, fallen bark, leaf litter or deep in grass besides creeks or along the edges of swamplands.Breeding begins in February and continues through winter to August. About 80 eggs are laid in moist earth and hatch into pools after heavy rain. Development takes about 2 months.

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

Development and tourism.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


Barker J, GC Grigg and MJ Tyler (1995) A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons, New South Wales.

Cogger, HG (1992) Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2002-05-03)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Pseudophryne coriacea: Red-backed Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 4, 2023.

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