CORROBOREE FROG FACTS
The Corroboree Frog is a black frog with bold yellow striped markings. The word Corroboree is an Aboriginal word for a gathering or meeting where traditionally the attendees paint themselves with markings.
The Corroboree Frog inhabits mountain and sub-alpine woodlands, heathlands and grasslands.. It breeds in shallow pools, fens, seepages, wet grassland or wet heaths
small invertebrates such as ants, beetles, insect larvae and mites
males build chamber nests within the grasses and moss. The female lays up to 38 eggs in the nest. The tadpoles develop but remain within the protective egg coat and hatch when rain causes the nest to flood after 4 to 6 months.
native to a small area in the Southern Tablelands of Australia between Canberra and the Victorian border
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Corroboree Frog has suffered serious decline in numbers due to a variety of causes, such as habitat destruction from recreational four wheel drive use, development of ski resorts, feral animals, degradation of the habitat, drought, infection with the chytrid fungus which destroys the skin.
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "critically endangered".
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Relatives in same Genus
Red-crowned Toadlet (P. australis)
Bibron's Toadlet (P. bibroni)
Red-backed Toadlet (P. coriacea)