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  Red-backed Toadlet (Pseudophryne coriacea)





Red-backed Toadlet | Pseudophryne coriacea photo
Pseudophryne coriacea with spawn from near Seal Rocks NSW, Australia.

Image by Brad (froggydarb) - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



RED-BACKED TOADLET FACTS

Description
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.

Size
up to 35mm

Habitat
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.

Breeding
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.

Range
eastern Australia, from north of Sydney to South-east Queensland.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Pseudophryne
Species:coriacea
Common Name:Red-backed Toadlet

Relatives in same Genus
  Red-crowned Toadlet (P. australis)
  Bibron's Toadlet (P. bibroni)
  Corroboree Frog (P. corroboree)