AmphibiaWeb - Uperoleia inundata
Uperoleia inundata Tyler, Davies & Martin, 1981
Flood Plain 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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Far north-eastern Northern Territory and into north-western Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 162300 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Confined to grassland and open forest at the edge of floodplains where monsoon rains temporarily flood the ground. Shelters in burrows. Breeding occurs in January and February. Males call from shallow water at the base of grass tussocks, under leaves and logs and from grass stems in water. Clumps of about five or so eggs are laid in very shallow water and sink to the bottom. Larval development has been reported to take 7-8 weeks, but may be shorter under drying conditions.

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

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.

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.

Tyler, M.J., Crook, G.A., and Davies, M. (1983). ''Reproductive biology of the frogs of the Magela Creek System, Northern Territory.'' Records of the South Australian Museum, 18, 415-440.

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 inundata: Flood Plain Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 4, 2022.

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