Animal Species:Smooth Toadlet
The Smooth Toadlet is a small greeny brown frog with darker spots and blotches on its back and legs
Standard Common Name
Despite its name, the Smooth Toadlet does have a warty back, but less so than other toadlets. Its most recognisable features are a prominent pale triangular patch on top of its head, and bright red or orange patches on its groin and behind its knees.
The Smooth Toadlet is found in northern Victoria, eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland.
The Smooth Toadlet lives in dry forests and woodlands, and in grassy areas that temporarily flood.
The best time to hear the Smooth Toadlet is during the September to November mating season
The call the male Smooth Toadlets make is a squelching sound. They are easy to hear but quite difficult to find because they usually call from among thick tussocks of grass or other vegetation.
Mating and reproduction
Female Smooth Toadlets lay their eggs in shallow water from which small (2.2 cm), dark brown tadpoles hatch.
Predators, Parasites and Diseases
All the Uperoleia species have a series of prominent poison glands on their back to deter predators.
Danger to humans and first aid
Smooth Toadlets are harmless to humans, as long as you don't put them in your mouth.