Smooth Toadlet

Images ©:
©Peter Robertson

Uperoleia laevigata


Adult length up to 35 mm. Adults are grey-brown or olive-brown, often with darker spots and blotches. Belly is white.


Details
Type
Amphibian
Group
Other Common Names
Eastern Gungan
Biology

Breeding season: October to November. Males call from concealed floating vegetation within waterbodies. Breeds in permanent dams, flooded ditches or grasslands.

Distinctive Markings

Red patch on the thighs. Pale triangular patch on the head.

Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Myobatrachidae

The Smooth Toadlet usually hides and emerges to breed after summer or spring rains flood the area.


Interesting Facts
Diet

Carnivore. Adults feed on a wide variety of insects.

Habitat

Adults live in dry forests, sclerophyll forests, grasslands and farmlands along the coast, slopes and ranges.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Audio
Audio samples
Audio ©
Murray Littlejohn
Sounds
The call is a long buzzing call "eeeeeeeeeeeeep", lasting about a second, and repeated every two to three seconds.