Fast Facts

  • IUCN Conservation Status
    NEAR THREATENED (NT)
  • Classification
    Species
    crepitans
    Genus
    Cophixalus
    Family
    Microhylidae
    Order
    Anura
    Subclass
    Lissamphibia
    Class
    Amphibia
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    1.5 cm

Identification

A small species of frog reaching up to 1.5 cm in body length. It has a grey or pale brown back, often with black patches. There is often a dark horizontal stripe between the eyes, a dark W-shaped marking on the upper back, and pale yellow eye-spots on the lower back. There is a small black stripe behind the eye. The belly is orange, yellow or brown, with pale specks. The pupil is horizontal and outlined with a red ring; the iris is gold. Fingers and toes are unwebbed, both with large discs. The first finger is very short compared to the rest.

Distribution

Found only in the McIlwraith Range, in the Cape York region of QLD.



Breeding behaviours

Eggs and development are unknown, but are likely to be similar to those of other Cophixalus species. Possibly breeds during spring to summer.