AmphibiaWeb - Uperoleia crassa
Uperoleia crassa Tyler, Davies & Martin, 1981
Fat Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Uperoleia

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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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Known from the Mitchell Plateau in the remote western coast of the Kimberley Division of Western Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 21400 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits areas that are partially flooded and cleared areas surrounded by sparse Livistonia and Eucalyptus forest. Breeding has been observed in January when males call from the base of grass tussocks close to the water in flooded areas. A female has been observed laying 368 eggs.

Trends and Threats
Few records from a remote region. Few threatening processes are believed to be acting on 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., 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 crassa: Fat Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 4, 2022.

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