AmphibiaWeb - Pseudophryne dendyi


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Pseudophryne dendyi Lucas, 1892
Southern Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Pseudophryne
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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Confined to south-eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 51400 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found in both wet and dry sclerophyll forest, inundated grassy areas and also in alpine mossy bogs and grassland. Usually hides under logs or rocks where the ground is damp. They may also be found in tunnels in the soil in the absence of rocks or logs.It breeds at the end of summer and into autumn. Males call from shallow nests or burrows in low-lying areas near water. About 70 – 170 eggs are spawned in a burrow or nest and they are loosely clumped and coated in mud or soil. The eggs hatch after heavy rain and tadpoles develop in pools over 3 – 7 months.

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

None known.

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.

Hero J-M, M Littlejohn & G Marantelli (1991) Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria.

Pengilley, R. (1973) Breeding Biology of some Species of Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae) of the Southern Highlands New South Wales. Australian Journal of Zoology 18(1): 15-30.

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 dendyi: Southern Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 27, 2024.

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