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  Dusky Toadlet (Uperoleia fusca)





Dusky Toadlet | Uperoleia fusca photo
Dusky Toadlet

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Dusky Toadlet | Uperoleia fusca photo
Dusky Toadlet showing orange patch on legs.

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DUSKY TOADLET FACTS

Description
The Dusky Toadlet is a dark brown or grey brown frog, usually with lighter brown markings. There is normally a pale triangle shape on the head, and a pale yellow patch in the armpit. The underside is white with many dark blue or black speckles. It has an orange patch in the thighs. The sides are blue grey.

Size
up to 30mm

Habitat
coastal forest, bushland, heathland and sclerophyll forest.

Breeding
This frog breeds in dams, swamps, roadside ditches or flooded grassland areas

Range
coastal areas from just north of Sydney, New South Wales to central Queensland coast.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Uperoleia
Species:fusca
Common Name:Dusky Toadlet

Relatives in same Genus
  Smooth Toadlet (U. laevigata)
  Tyler's Toadlet (U. tyleri)