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  Bibron's Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibroni)





Bibron's Toadlet | Pseudophryne bibroni photo
Bibron's Toadlet, Port Stephens NSW.

Image by Grant Webster - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



BIBRON'S TOADLET FACTS

Description
Bibron's Toadlet is mid to dark brown with a pair of boomerang-shaped ridges over the shoulder. The underside is marbled black and white. Tadpoles are dark brown with clear fins that are finely flecked with black or brown.

Size
23mm

Habitat
dry forest, woodland, shrubland and grassland where they shelter under leaf litter in moist depressions

Breeding
Between 70 and 200 eggs are laid in loose clumps in shallow burrows under litter, near water. The rain washes them into the water. Tadpoles are found in ponds, flooded grassland and roadside ditches.

Range
found across much of south-eastern Australia



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Pseudophryne
Species:bibroni
Common Name:Bibron's Toadlet

Relatives in same Genus
  Red-crowned Toadlet (P. australis)
  Red-backed Toadlet (P. coriacea)
  Corroboree Frog (P. corroboree)