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Pseudophryne coriacea

Family: Myobatrachidae

Genus: Pseudophryne

Species: coriacea

Common Names

Red-backed Toadlet , Keferstein’s Toadlet




Species Distribution Map

Taxonomy and Biology

Adult length: 35 mm


Dorsal surface colour is rich orange brown to reddish brown or red often with paler and darker flecking and paler toward the flanks. Flanks are blackish brown to black, sharply defined and extend posteriorly from the snout tip, with the upper edge passing through the eye with or without a white blotch towards the middle of the flanks. A white blotch is present at the base of the arms and groin region with the remainder of the arms, legs, fingers and toes similar to the dorsal surface ground colour. Ventral surface is marbled or mottled black and white.


Wet, lowland coastal sclerophyll forest often under leaf litter or bark with swamps, marshes or creeks.


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Poison Activity

Poison Type: Pumiliotoxins, Pseudophryamines



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