GIANT BARRED FROG FACTS
The Giant Barred Frog the second largest frog in Australia. reaching a maximum It is dark brown with some darker spot. The underside is white. The iris is golden. It has a thin dark stripe from the snout, through the eye, and down past the tympanum. There is a dark triangle shape on the end of the snout around each nostril, with a paler triangle behind it stretching to the eye. The legs are barred with black. The thighs and side are pale yellow with darker spots.
streams and creeks in wet eucalypt forest and rainforest
The female kicks the eggs up onto an overhanging bank or rocks, where they remain until heavy rain washes them into the water. If no rain falls, the tadpoles fall into the water 8-10 days after laying. The tadpoles are very large, growing up to 84mm long.
The Giant Barred Frog is found from south-east Queensland to just south of the Newcastle region in New South Wales
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".
|Common Name:||Giant Barred Frog|
Relatives in same Genus
Southern Barred Frog (M. balbus)
Great Barred Frog (M. fasciolatus)
Fleay's Barred Frog (M. fleayi)