Uperoleia capitulata (Small-headed Toadlet)
Size range: Length from nose to rear is 27 mm, maximum 28 mm.
Regions: North East
Description: This toadlet has upper parts that are grey-brown with patches of cream and fine orange spots and very rough skin. Their belly is white with some brown markings. Their throat is grey and they have red markings on their groin and the backs of their legs. Their toes are not webbed, but have broad fringes. Its most distinguishing characteristic is its small head.
Habitat: This toadlet is found in the channel country between Southern Queensland and north-western New South Wales, in dry woodland and grassland habitats, especially waterholes, river overflows or areas that flood after rains. They are mostly associated with areas that are temporarily flooded after spring or summer rain.
Conservation status: R (NPWSA)
Call description: Their call is a short 'craak' sound.
Breeding behaviour: Little is known about the biology or ecology of this species but breeding has been recorded in January.