RED-BACKED TOADLET FACTS
The Red-backed Toadlet is orange red or reddish brown above with a broad black band on the sides from the snout down to the hind legs. The underside is boldly marbled black and white. It has a white spot in the armpits.
up to 35mm
mainly found in rainforest and wet eucalypt forest. Also found in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland. Normally found in areas that are regularly flooded such as roadside ditches, creeks and low lying areas prone to inundation.
Eggs are laid in a nest and the tadpoles hatch after heavy rain floods the nest site and creates pools of water. Tadpole development is relatively short, to complete metamorphosis before the temporary pools dry up.
eastern Australia, from north of Sydney to South-east Queensland.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Red-backed Toadlet|
Relatives in same Genus
Red-crowned Toadlet (P. australis)
Bibron's Toadlet (P. bibroni)
Corroboree Frog (P. corroboree)