Pseudophryne douglasi
Douglas' Toad
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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The arid zone of Western Australia, Northwest Cape and Pilbara highlands. The species is restricted to small, localised populations.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 77000 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits deep, shaded, well-vegetated, permanent pools or permanent seeps in gorges and canyons. They have also been seen in shallow creeks and streams where they have burrows under stones at the water's edge.Breeding has been recorded in spring when 90 large eggs were found in a watery depression under stones with a female on the nest.

Trends and Threats
Known only from these sites in Pilbara / Cape Ram,ele Western Australia (Tyler et al. 1994). No recent survey. No obvious threats. Status unknown, but no reason to suspect decline.

None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


Barker, J. G.C. Grigg and M.J Tyler (1995) A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons, NSW.

Main, AR (1964) A New Species of Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae) From North-Western Australia. West. Aust. Nat. 9:66 – 72.

Tyler, M.J., L.A Smith & R.G Johnstone (1994) Frogs of Western Australia. WA Museum, Perth.

Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2002-05-03)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Pseudophryne douglasi: Douglas' Toad <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 8, 2020.

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