AmphibiaWeb - Pseudophryne major


(Translations may not be accurate.)

Pseudophryne major Parker, 1940
Large Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Limnodynastinae
genus: Pseudophryne

© 2010 Eric Vanderduys (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
Central eastern Queensland, from Cape York Peninsula to south-eastern Queensland, and into north-eastern New South Wales.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 126700 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Wet and dry sclerophyll forest and grassland in or near seepages or creeks where the ground is moist. Often hides under logs, stones and leaf litter or in tunnels.Breeds late summer, autumn and early winter. Eggs are deposited in depressions in damp leaf litter under stones or logs. They hatch after heavy rain creates small pools of water. Tadpoles develop in 3 – 7 months.

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

Increasing human settlement at limits of distribution, i.e. south-eastern Queensland.

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 major: Large Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 23, 2023.

Feedback or comments about this page.


Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2023. <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 23 Sep 2023.

AmphibiaWeb's policy on data use.