Uperoleia tyleri Click to enlarge image
Tyler's Toadlet u000d 38.25 Image: Harry Ehmann
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Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    tyleri
    Genus
    Uperoleia
    Family
    Myobatrachidae
    Order
    Anura
    Subclass
    Lissamphibia
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    3.4 cm

Introduction

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

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.

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.

Distribution

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



Communication

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