AMPHIBIAWEB
Uperoleia talpa
Mole 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

 

View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

   

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.
Confined to the vicinity of the lower Fitzroy River in the Kimberley zone of Western Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 49700 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
In areas of sparsely vegetated grassland with sandy soils that are subject to flooding. Males call in summer from leaf litter and from holes at the base of isolated eucalypt and boab trees. Details of 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 be impacting on the taxon.

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 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 talpa: Mole Toadlet <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3624> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



Feedback or comments about this page.

 

Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2017. <http://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 21 Oct 2017.

AmphibiaWeb's policy on data use.