AmphibiaWeb - Pseudophryne occidentalis


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Pseudophryne occidentalis Parker, 1940
Orange-crowned 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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Inland regions of south-western Western Australia and a separate population in a small area of north-western South Australia.The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 515900 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Sclerophyll forest. Often beneath rocks, logs and dried vegetation near temporary or permanent waterholes and claypans. Burrows in damp mud when the waterholes dry up. At some locations in Western Australia it is associated with granite out crops.Breeding occurs during summer and autumn, but tends to be more opportunistic than other species in the genus due to the dry conditions in its habitat. Eggs are laid following rains on damp soil or in tunnels. Tadpoles emerge at an advanced stage.

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.

Tyler MJ, LA Smith & RE Johnstone (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 (2002-05-03)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Pseudophryne occidentalis: Orange-crowned Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 21, 2024.

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