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  Southern Barred Frog (Mixophyes balbus)





Southern Barred Frog | Mixophyes balbus photo
Stuttering Frog (Mixophyes balbus) found in Washpool National Park, NSW Australia.

Image by Brad (froggydarb) - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



FROG FACTS

Description
The Southern Barred Frog or Stuttering Frog is brown above blending to pale yellow underneath, It has an irregular shaped blotch from between the eyes to half way down the back. The head has a dark stripe from the nostril through the eye to the shoulder. The iris is gold above the pupil. It has 4-6 indistinct bars on the hind legs.

Other Names
Stuttering Frog

Size
up to 8cm

Habitat
The Southern Barred Frog inhabits temperate and sub-tropical rainforest, wet eucalypt forest, and Antarctic Beech forests

Breeding
spawn is laid in dug-out, gravel nests in shallow, flowing water. Tadpoles grow to 80mm but are usually up to 65 mm

Range
scattered populations along the New South Wales coast at altitudes between 20 m and 1400 m

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "vulnerable".

Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Mixophyes
Species:balbus
Common Name:Southern Barred Frog

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