AmphibiaWeb - Pseudophryne semimarmorata


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Pseudophryne semimarmorata 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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Found in southern Victoria and eastern Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 99400 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Dry forest, woodland, shrubland, grassland and heaths at lower elevations. They shelter under leaf litter and other debris in moist soaks and depressions. Late summer to early winter breeding (February to June). Between 70 and 170 eggs are laid in shallow burrows under litter or in grassy depressions in low areas near water. The nests are often covered over with soil. The burrows are flooded after heavy rain and tadpoles released into pools. Tadpoles develop in 6 – 8 months.

Trends and Threats
Current status uncertain. Some declines suspected. Population sizes and trends unknown.

None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.


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

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

Martin, A. A., and Littlejohn, M. J. (1982). Tasmanian Amphibians. University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-17)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Pseudophryne semimarmorata: Southern Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 28, 2024.

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