Uperoleia glandulosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Uperoleia glandulosa
Species Authority: Davies, Mahony and Robert, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Glandular Toadlet

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2002 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Australian endemic occurs in the arid central coast of Western Australia near Pilbara. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 11,200km2. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-900m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is known from temporarily flooded areas, including grassland and marshes. It is often seen along the edges of creeks or at the edge of clay pans. It has also been found in the water in roadside ditches. It breeds in flooded depressions after summer and autumn rains. Males call from the bases of sedges and grasses near water. In "Habitat preferences" "other" refers to "clay pans".
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to the species and its range is in a remote area with little human influence.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes multiple protected areas in Western Australia.

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts 2004. Uperoleia glandulosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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