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Red-crowned Toadlet

 
Introduction:
Dark grey to brown with a bright orange-red triangle or 'T' shape on head,  orange-red stripe on its lower back, belly marbled black and white.
Identification:
Dark grey to brown with a bright orange-red triangle or 'T' shape on its head and a stripe on its lower back of the same colour. Its belly has a striking, marbled, black and white pattern. The bases of its arms are white. Its skin is rough looking on its back and its belly is smooth. Its toes are unwebbed. Body size up to 3 cm.
Max. Size:
3 cm.
Distribution:
Sydney, NSW
Habitat:
Sandstone crevices and other damp areas in forests, woodlands and heaths in the Sydney region, particularly Hawkesbury Sandstone habitats.
Biology:
Its call is similar to a grating ‘ark’ or ‘squelch’ sound. Several calls come in quick succession, as these frogs commonly live in small colonies and answer each other. It can be heard all year round and is often found in colonies of 20-30 individuals. It breeds from spring to summer and is a terrestrial egg-layer. The female lays up to 20 large eggs in damp leaf litter and the male usually stays close to the developing eggs, but this is probably to defend the breeding site rather than the eggs. Rainfall washes the tadpoles into ephemeral pools where they continue development.
Other Common Names:
Red-crowned Brood Frog
Family: Myobatrachidae
Genus: Pseudophryne
Species: australis
 
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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R.78972 - Pseudophryne australis (Gray, 1835) - Australia, New South Wales, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, Sydney , (33° 38' S , 151° 15' E), Aug 1972
R.78973 - Pseudophryne australis (Gray, 1835) - Australia, New South Wales, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, Sydney , (33° 38' S , 151° 15' E), Aug 1972
R.78971 - Pseudophryne australis (Gray, 1835) - Australia, New South Wales, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, Sydney , (33° 38' S , 151° 15' E), Aug 1972
R.78974 - Pseudophryne australis (Gray, 1835) - Australia, New South Wales, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, Sydney , (33° 38' S , 151° 15' E), Aug 1972
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R.149525 - Pseudophryne australis (Gray, 1835) - Australia, New South Wales, Berowra, Evanda St , (33° 37' S , 151° 8' E), 23 Jan 1996
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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