FLEAY'S BARRED FROG FACTS
Fleay's Barred Frog is light brown with darker blotches. It has an irregular darker brown band from behind the eyes down the back. There is also a dark stripe on the head from in front of the nostril, through the eye to the tympanum. The arms and legs have seven or eight narrow dark bars. The sides have scattered dark spots and blotches. The top part of the iris is silvery to pale blue, the bottom part is brown. The underside is pale yellow or white. The frog is named after Australian naturalist David Fleay.
up to 9cm
Fleay's Barred Frog is found near flowing streams and creeks in rainforest, wet eucalypt forest and Antarctic Beech forest.
The female lays eggs in a dug out nest in gravel and leaf litter in shallow flowing water. The tadpoles grow to 65mm long.
Fleay's Barred Frog is restricted to small pockets of rainforest in northern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland, Australia. fragmented distribution in wet forests from Conondale Range in Queensland in the north, to Yabbra Scrub in northern New South Wales to the south.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "endangered".
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Relatives in same Genus
Southern Barred Frog (M. balbus)
Great Barred Frog (M. fasciolatus)
Giant Barred Frog (M. iteratus)