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Uperoleia micromeles

Tanami Toadlet

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Least Concern

Calling Period

Possible
Yes
Peak
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Description

A medium-sized species of frog reaching up to nearly 4 cm in body length. It has a pale brown or grey back, with small black patches and bright orange spots. There is a small white or bright orange patch at the edge of the mouth. There are often bright orange patches on the tops of the arms. The belly is white. The pupil is horizontal, and the iris is gold. Fingers are unwebbed and toes are slightly webbed, both without discs. The parotoid glands on the shoulders are large, with bright orange spots.

Breeding Biology

Eggs, tadpoles, and development time are unknown, but are likely to be similar to those of other Uperoleia species. Possibly breeds during summer to autumn in the wet season after heavy rain.

Similar Species

Looks very similar to Uperoleia glandulosa and Uperoleia saxatilis in its distribution, but has more widely spaced nostrils.

Images

Photo: Hal Cogger

Calls

Distribution

Found in central WA and NT.

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