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Pseudophryne australis

Family: Myobatrachidae

Genus: Pseudophryne

Species: australis

Common Names

Red-Crowned Toadlet





Species Distribution Map

Taxonomy and Biology

Adult length: 30mm


Dorsal surface colour is dark brown to blackish brown often with a reddish tint or scattered reddish flecking, a bright orange to reddish coccygeal stripe and a bright orange to reddish, sub-triangular or T-shaped marking on the head. Flanks are usually grey or brown, with or without some reddish flecking. The head marking usually comprises at least an interocular bar and a spot on the snout which is usually fused to form a T-shaped marking or may be broader forming a sub-triangular shaped marking. A white blotch is present at the base of the arms and hind legs with the remainder of the arms, legs, fingers and toes similar to the dorsal surface ground colour. Ventral surface and throat is marked with large black and white blotches mottled or marbled with white, grey and black.


Hawksbury sandstone formation of Sydney and surrounds with temperate forest and usually near non-perennial creeks.


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Poison Activity

Poison Type: Pumiliotoxins, Pseudophryamines



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