Uperoleia marmorata
Marbled Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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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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.

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 marmorata: Marbled Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Nov 24, 2020.

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