AmphibiaWeb - Uperoleia aspera


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Uperoleia aspera Tyler, Davies & Martin, 1981
Derby Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Uperoleia
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 the Kimberley region in the vicinity of Derby and Broome in northern Western Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 20500 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Known from grassland at the edge of filled gravel-scrapes. Only occurs in flooded sites where there are clumps of grass and rain creates temporary pools. Breeding biology is unknown.

Trends and Threats
Few records from a remote region. Few threatening processes are believed to be acting upon the taxon. No further information can be added to the existing database.

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.

Tyler, M.J., Davies, M., and Martin, A.A. (1981). ''New and rediscovered species of frogs from the Derby-Broome area of Western Australia.'' Records of the Western Australian Museum, 9(2), 147-172.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (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, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-17)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia aspera: Derby Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 27, 2024.

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