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.
up to 8cm
The Southern Barred Frog inhabits temperate and sub-tropical rainforest, wet eucalypt forest, and Antarctic Beech forests
spawn is laid in dug-out, gravel nests in shallow, flowing water. Tadpoles grow to 80mm but are usually up to 65 mm
scattered populations along the New South Wales coast at altitudes between 20 m and 1400 m
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:||Southern Barred Frog|
Relatives in same Genus
Great Barred Frog (M. fasciolatus)
Fleay's Barred Frog (M. fleayi)
Giant Barred Frog (M. iteratus)