Uperoleia littlejohni
Littlejohn's Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
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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North-eastern and north-central Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 84400 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits forests, woodland and savanna dominated by Iron Bark and Bloodwood. These areas have a grassy understorey and are generally flood after rain. Breeds in the wet season in depressions temporarily flooded. Males call from the bases of Triodia tussocks. Breeding and larvae are unknown.

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., Watson, G.F., and McDonald, K.R. (1992). ''Redefinition of Uperoleia littlejohni (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Myobatrachinae).'' Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 116(4), 137-139.

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 littlejohni: Littlejohn's Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 26, 2020.

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