Animal Species:Tyler's Toadlet

This frog is a little larger than most of its close toadlet relatives.

Tyler's Toadlet, Uperoleia tyleri

Harry Ehmann © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Tyler's Toadlet

Identification

Tyler's Toadlet is a mottled dark colour with orange or yellow spots. The best way to identify this toadlet is by its belly, which is a characteristic blue-black colour with white spots.

Size range

3.4 cm

Distribution

Tyler's Toadlet is found in eastern Victoria and New South Wales.

Habitat

Tyler's Toadlet lives in dry forests and shrubland but is usually found close to areas flooded by summer rainfall during their breeding season from September to January.

Communication

Male Tyler's Toadlets call with a single, short, squelching sound.

Classification

Species:
tyleri
Genus:
Uperoleia
Family:
Myobatrachidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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