Belonging to the Family Myobatrachidae, Red-crowned Toadlets are a threatened
species, mainly as a result of human activity. Here are two examples:
The streams they breed in are often runoff from
roadsides. This often is polluted water, and it can harm or even kill them.
This can affect them, especially if houses are built on
the slope directly below an escarpment, as this is where the frogs mainly
We can help protect this rare frog by not littering or removing bush-rocks,
as this is shelter for them, as well as for the small insects they eat.
These frogs are called toadlets because they crawl rather than hop, and also
are warty like true toads. There are no true toads native to Australia.
Author: Katrina Leel
ฉ Katrina Leel