AmphibiaWeb - Uperoleia marmorata


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Uperoleia marmorata Gray, 1841
Marbled Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Uperoleia
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

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Known only from the original collection site. South of the mouth of the Prince Regent River in the Kimberley zone of Western Australia. This was the first Uperoleia species discovered in Australia in 1841. Despite numerous sightings of the species at the time, it has not been recorded since and is known only from the original specimen collected in 1841. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 7700 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Grasslands, woodlands in areas that flood. Breeding biology unknown.

Trends and Threats
Species of uncertain taxonomic status. Known only from a single type specimen.

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.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia marmorata: Marbled Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 28, 2024.

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