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  Great Barred Frog (Mixophyes fasciolatus)





Great Barred Frog | Mixophyes fasciolatus photo
male Great Barred Frog.

Image by Evan (LiquidGhoul) - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)



GREAT BARRED FROG FACTS

Description
The Great Barred Frog is dark brown above with white underside. It has parallel black bars along the legs, and the thighs are yellow blotched with black. It has a dark line from the snout, through the eye, curving down behind the tympanum (ear hole). The feet are fully webbed, and hands are not webbed. The yes are set high on the head.

Size
up to 8cm

Habitat
The Great Barred Frog inhabits rainforest, wet eucalypt forest, and Antarctic Beech forests. Almost always found near running water

Breeding
The female Great Barred Frog lays eggs on banks near streams where they are washed into the stream or pond after the rain.

Range
The Great Barred Frog is found near east coast from central Queensland to central New South Wales



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Mixophyes
Species:fasciolatus
Common Name:Great Barred Frog

Relatives in same Genus
  Southern Barred Frog (M. balbus)
  Fleay's Barred Frog (M. fleayi)
  Giant Barred Frog (M. iteratus)