AmphibiaWeb - Uperoleia mjobergii


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Uperoleia mjobergii (Andersson, 1916)
Mjoberg's Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Uperoleia
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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Confined to the lower Fitzroy River in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 38400 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Shrubland and open floodplains. It shelters under dense low growing vegetation and logs. Breeding occurs in February after cyclonic rains. Spawn and tadpoles unknown.

Trends and Threats
Distribution based on few, scattered records. Little knowledge of its biology or ecology. Found only in remote areas where no significant threatening processes are known to apply to the taxon.

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., Davies, M., and Martin, A.A. (1981). ''New and rediscovered species of frogs from the Derby-Broome area of Western Australia.'' Records of the Western Australian Museum, 9(2), 147-172.

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 mjobergii: Mjoberg's Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 27, 2024.

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