Uperoleia laevigata
Smooth Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae

© 2003 Nathan Litjens (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Eastern Australia. From the Conondale/Blackall Ranges in south-eastern Queensland to eastern Victoria. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 442200 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A wide variety of habitats from dry closed forest, woodlands to grassland and even in disturbed habitats. Most commonly found near water (ponds, lagoons, lakes and dams) but may also be found in dry depressions that flood in winter or spring. Breeds in spring and summer. Males call from the ground or in low vegetation near water. Eggs are laid scattered and attached to submerged vegetation.

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

Expanding development in south-eastern Queensland and mid-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.

Hero, J.-M., Littlejohn, M., and Marantelli, G. (1991). Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian Frogs. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria.

Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia laevigata: Smooth Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 5, 2020.

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