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Pseudophryne occidentalis

Family: Myobatrachidae

Genus: Pseudophryne

Species: occidentalis

Common Names

Orange-Crowned Toadlet




Species Distribution Map

Taxonomy and Biology

Adult length: 30mm


Dorsal surface, flanks arms and legs are grey to deep brown with or without some darker spotting and with a variably defined orange coccygeal stripe, an orange, sub-triangular or T-shaped marking on the snout and a yellow to orange blotch at the base of the forearm. Flanks are often darker or a different shade of grey or brown and sometimes variably defined by a blackish line from the snout, through the eye and continued along the upper flanks. Ventral surface is marbled or mottled with black and white with a mainly brown throat


Arid and semiarid terrain near permanent or temporary creeks, waterholes and claypans in shallow tunnels, under rocks or debris.


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Poison Activity

Poison Type: Pumiliotoxins, Pseudophryamines



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