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  Smooth Toadlet (Uperoleia laevigata)





Smooth Toadlet | Uperoleia laevigata photo
Smooth Toadlet showing distinct large red thigh patches.

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



SMOOTH TOADLET FACTS

Description
The Smooth Toadlet is a grey-brown or olive-brown frog, often with darker spots and blotches. It usually has a pale triangular patch on the head and a pale yellow patch in the armpit. The underside is white and there is a red patch in the thighs.

Size
up to 35mm

Habitat
dry forest, sclerophyll forest and cleared grassland/farmland along the coast, slopes and ranges.

Breeding
breeds in permanent dams, flooded ditch or flooded grassland

Range
coast and west of the ranges of south-east Queensland, all of eastern New South Wales and north-eastern Victoria.



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Uperoleia
Species:laevigata
Common Name:Smooth Toadlet

Relatives in same Genus
  Dusky Toadlet (U. fusca)
  Tyler's Toadlet (U. tyleri)