Uperoleia crassa Tyler, Davies & Martin, 1981
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Clumps of about five or so eggs are laid in very shallow water and sink to the bottom. A female has been observed laying 368 eggs. Larval development has been reported to take 7-8 weeks, but may be shorter under drying conditions.
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Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Comments by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2023-01-21)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero, Michelle S. Koo (2023-01-21)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2023 Uperoleia crassa: Fat Toadlet <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3608> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 20, 2023.
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