The Giant Burrowing Frog is a large grey or dark brown frog with a white underside. It has yellow spots on the side and a yellow stripe on the upper lip. In immatures the lip is an orange pink colour.The skin is rough. During thge breeding season males often have black spines on their fingers. Males call from burrows on the edges of streams after heavy rainfall. The call resembles an owl hooting.
Eastern Owl Frog
heathland, dry and wet eucalypt forest
Eggs are laid in burrows on the edge of creeks and are washed into the water during heavy rainfall. The tadpoles are very large growing to 80mm long.
coastal south east New South Wales and Victoria
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 "vulnerable".
|Common Name:||Giant Burrowing Frog|