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Myobatrachidae - Australian froglets

Red-backed toadletThere are about 82 species in this family of frogs. They are all found in Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania.

The species in this family live on land and are usually between 1-2 inches in length, but some species are much larger. The giant barred river-frog is close to four inches in length.

The frogs in this family are found in a variety of habitats from deserts to mountains! The desert species spend most of their time in burrows underground. There are no tree frogs in this family.

In two species in this family, the southern gastric brooding frog and the Eungella gastric-brooding frog, the female swallowed her eggs and the tadpoles developed in her stomach. Both species are now thought to be extinct. The last captive gastric brooding frog died in the 1980s.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in USThreatened in US Threatened in New HampshireThreatened in NH Endangered in USEndangered in US Endangered in NHEndangered in NH IntroducedIntroduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

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Sandhill Frog - Arenophryne rotunda Least Concern Australia
Hip-pocket Frog - Assa darlingtoni Least Concern Australia
Bilingual Frog - Crinia bilingua Least Concern Australia
Desert Froglet - Crinia deserticola Least Concern Australia
Quacking Frog - Crinia georgiana Least Concern Australia
Glauert's Froglet - Crinia glauerti Least Concern Australia
Sign-bearing Froglet - Crinia insignifera Least Concern Australia
Moss Froglet - Crinia nimbus Least Concern Australia
Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet - Crinia parinsignifera Least Concern Australia
False Western Froglet - Crinia pseudinsignifera Least Concern Australia
Remote Froglet - Crinia remota Least Concern Asia Australia
Streambank Froglet - Crinia riparia Least Concern Australia
Clicking Froglet - Crinia signifera Least Concern Australia
Sloane's Froglet - Crinia sloanei Australia
Small Western Froglet - Crinia subinsignifera Least Concern Australia
Tasmanian Froglet - Crinia tasmaniensis Least Concern Australia
Wallum Froglet - Crinia tinnula Vulnerable Australia
White-bellied Frog - Geocrinia alba Critically Endangered Australia
Southern Smooth Froglet - Geocrinia laevis Least Concern Australia
Lea's Frog - Geocrinia leai Least Concern Australia
Nornalup Frog - Geocrinia lutea Near Threatened Australia
Roseate Frog - Geocrinia rosea Least Concern Australia
Victorian Smooth Froglet - Geocrinia victoriana Least Concern Australia
Orange-bellied Frog - Geocrinia vitellina Vulnerable Australia
Nicholl's Toadlet - Metacrinia nichollsi Least Concern Australia
Silver-eyed Barred Frog - Mixophyes balbus Vulnerable Australia
Mixophyes carbinensis Least Concern Australia
Mixophyes coggeri Least Concern Australia
Great Barred River-frog - Mixophyes fasciolatus Least Concern Australia
Fleay's Barred-frog - Mixophyes fleayi Endangered Australia
Mixophyes hihihorlo
Giant Barred River-frog - Mixophyes iteratus Endangered Australia
Northern Barred Frog - Mixophyes schevilli Least Concern Australia
Turtle Frog - Myobatrachus gouldii Least Concern Australia
Haswell's Froglet - Paracrinia haswelli Least Concern Australia
Red-crowned Toadlet - Pseudophryne australis Vulnerable Australia
Bibron's Toadlet - Pseudophryne bibronii Near Threatened Australia
Red-backed Toadlet - Pseudophryne coriacea Least Concern Australia
Corroboree Frog - Pseudophryne corroboree Critically Endangered Australia
Magnificent Broodfrog - Pseudophryne covacevichae Endangered Australia
Southern Toadlet - Pseudophryne dendyi Least Concern Australia


 

Douglas' Toad - Pseudophryne douglasi Least Concern Australia
Günther's Toadlet - Pseudophryne guentheri Least Concern Australia
Great Brown Brood-frog - Pseudophryne major Least Concern Australia
Orange-crowned Toadlet - Pseudophryne occidentalis Least Concern Australia
Northern Corroboree Frog - Pseudophryne pengilleyi Endangered Australia
Pseudophryne raveni Least Concern Australia
Southern Toadlet - Pseudophryne semimarmorata Least Concern Australia
Southern Gastric Brooding Frog - Rheobatrachus silus extinct Australia
Eungella Gastric-brooding Frog - Rheobatrachus vitellinus extinct Australia
Sunset Frog - Spicospina flammocaerulea Vulnerable Australia
Sharp Snouted Day Frog - Taudactylus acutirostris Critically Endangered Australia
Mount Glorious Torrent Frog - Taudactylus diurnus extinct Australia
Eungella Torrent Frog - Taudactylus eungellensis Critically Endangered Australia
Eungella Tinker Frog - Taudactylus liemi Near Threatened Australia
Kroombit Tinker Frog - Taudactylus pleione Critically Endangered Australia
Northern Tinker Frog - Taudactylus rheophilus Critically Endangered Australia
Montane Toadlet - Uperoleia altissima Least Concern Australia
Jabiru Toadlet - Uperoleia arenicola Australia
Derby Toadlet - Uperoleia aspera Least Concern Australia
Northern Toadlet - Uperoleia borealis Least Concern Australia
Small-headed Toadlet - Uperoleia capitulata Least Concern Australia
Fat Toadlet - Uperoleia crassa Least Concern Australia
Uperoleia daviesae Australia
Dusky Toadlet - Uperoleia fusca Least Concern Australia
Glandular Toadlet - Uperoleia glandulosa Least Concern Australia
Flood Plain Toadlet - Uperoleia inundata Least Concern Australia
Smooth Toadlet - Uperoleia laevigata Least Concern Australia
Stonemason's Toadlet - Uperoleia lithomoda Least Concern Australia
Littlejohn's Toadlet - Uperoleia littlejohni Least Concern Australia
Marbled Toadlet - Uperoleia marmorata Australia
Martin's Toadlet - Uperoleia martini Australia
Tanami Toadlet - Uperoleia micromeles Least Concern Australia
Mimic Toadlet - Uperoleia mimula Least Concern Australia
Small Toadlet - Uperoleia minima Least Concern Australia
Mjoberg's Toadlet - Uperoleia mjobergii Least Concern Australia
Alexandria Toadlet - Uperoleia orientalis Australia
Wrinkled Toadlet - Uperoleia rugosa Least Concern Australia
Russell's Toadlet - Uperoleia russelli Least Concern Australia
Mole Toadlet - Uperoleia talpa Least Concern Australia
Blacksoil Toadlet - Uperoleia trachyderma Least Concern Australia
Tyler's Toadlet - Uperoleia tyleri Australia

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Corroboree Frog - Pseudophryne corroboree profile Photos Video Critically Endangered Australia
The Corroboree frog is black with bright yellow stripes. It is found in southeastern New South Wales, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Eungella Tinker Frog - Taudactylus liemi Photos Near Threatened Australia
The Eungella tinker frog is also known as Liem's tinker frog.
It is found in Queensland, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Eungella Torrent Frog - Taudactylus eungellensis Photos Video Critically Endangered Australia
The Eungella torrent frog is found in Queensland, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Kroombit Tinker Frog - Taudactylus pleione Photos Critically Endangered Australia
The Kroombit tinker frog is found in nine small patches of rainforest in northeast Queensland, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Magnificent Broodfrog - Pseudophryne covacevichae Photos Endangered Australia
The magnificent broodfrog is found in north Queensland, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mount Glorious Torrent Frog - Taudactylus diurnus Photos extinct Australia
The Mount Glorious torrent frog was once found in eastern Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Tinker Frog - Taudactylus rheophilus Photos Critically Endangered Australia
The northern tinker frog is found in northern Queensland, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Orange-bellied Frog - Geocrinia vitellina Photos Vulnerable Australia
The orange-bellied frog is found in the extreme south-west of Western Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red-crowned Toadlet - Pseudophryne australis Photos Vulnerable Australia
The red-crowned toadlet is found in New South Wales, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Sharp Snouted Day Frog - Taudactylus acutirostris Photos Critically Endangered Australia
The sharp-snouted day frog is found in north Queensland, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Silver-eyed Barred Frog - Mixophyes balbus profile Photos Vulnerable Australia
The silver-eyed barred frog is also known as the stuttering frog because of it stuttering call. It is found in along the coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Southern Gastric Brooding Frog - Rheobatrachus silus profile Photos Video extinct Australia
The southern gastric brooding frog was found in south-east Queensland, Austalia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Sunset Frog - Spicospina flammocaerulea profile Photos Vulnerable Australia
The sunset frog is found in south-east Queensland, Austalia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes