AmphibiaWeb - Uperoleia fusca


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Uperoleia fusca Davies, McDonald & Corben, 1986
Dusky 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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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Coast and ranges of eastern Australia. From about the central coast of Queensland to the central coast of New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 222400 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Found mostly in open forest with a grassy understorey. Has been found around lakes in tall shrubland. Breeds after spring and summer rains in grassy depressions that are temporarily flooded. Males call from bare ground. Larvae are unknown.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence >20,000km2.

Habitat loss around south-eastern Queensland and to a lesser extent north-eastern New South Wales.

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.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Davies, M., McDonald, K.R., and Corben, C. (1986). ''The genus Uperoleia Gray (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in Queensland, Australia.'' Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 98(4), 147-188.

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

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia fusca: Dusky Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 24, 2024.

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