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Uperoleia russelli
Russell's Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
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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In the central arid zone of Western Australia, near Gascoyne, Ashburton and Pilbara regions. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 216200 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Often in or near grassland. Found around permanent pools in creeks and riverbeds and also around flooded claypans and roadside drainage channels. After rain it may be found well away from water sources. Hides under rocks and logs often half-buried in damp gritty soil. Breeds in summer. Breeding biology and tadpoles unknown.

Trends and Threats
No known declines and extent of occurrence over 20,000km2.

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.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, 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 mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-24)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia russelli: Russell's Toadlet <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3623> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 20, 2017.



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