- Nicholl's Toadlet
Taxobox | name = Nicholls' Toadlet
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
phylum = Chordata
genus = Metacrinia
species = "M. nichollsi"
binomial = "Metacrinia nichollsi"
range_map_caption = Range of the Nicholls' Toadlet
Nicholls' Toadlet ("Metacrinia nichollsi") is a species of
Australianfrog native to the south-western regions of Western Australia, occurring between Dunsborough and Albany. It is the only species in the genus "Metacrinia".
Nicholls' Toadlet is a squat frog with short limbs and reaches 25 mm in length. The dorsal colouration is very dark brown or black occasionally with pink flecks. The ventral surface is grey, dark blue or black with white marbling. There are yellow or orange markings at the base of each arm and on the underside of the thighs and lower belly. The skin on the dorsum is warty and the belly is granular. The tympanum is visible and the fingers and toes are free of webbing.
Ecology and behaviour
This species is found amongst leaf litter, under stones and logs in
Karriand Jarrahforests. Breeding occurs in late summer with most activity after rain. The males make a short "ark" similar to that of species in the " Pseudophryne" genus. 25 - 30 eggs are laid in damp ground cover where they develop directly without a larval stage.
Nicholls' Toadlet may be confused with
Guenther’s Toadlet("Pseudophryne guentheri"). It can be distinguished by the orange ventral markings.
* [http://frogsaustralia.net.au/frogs/display.cfm?frog_id=46 Frogs Australia Network - call available here]
* [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/41169/all IUCN Redlist]
*Barker, J.; Grigg, G.C.; Tyler,M.J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons.
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