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Uperoleia crassa
Fat Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
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 from the Mitchell Plateau in the remote western coast of the Kimberley Division of Western Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 21400 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Inhabits areas that are partially flooded and cleared areas surrounded by sparse Livistonia and Eucalyptus forest. Breeding has been observed in January when males call from the base of grass tussocks close to the water in flooded areas. A female has been observed laying 368 eggs.

Trends and Threats
Few records from a remote region. Few threatening processes are believed to be acting on the taxon. No further information can be added to the existing database.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.

References

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, H. G. Cogger, J. D. Roberts & P. Horner (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-17)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia crassa: Fat Toadlet <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3608> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



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