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  Tusked Frog (Adelotus brevis)





Tusked Frog | Adelotus brevis photo
Male Tusked Frog from Wallingat National Park, New South Wales

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Tusked Frog | Adelotus brevis photo
The ventral surface of the Tusked Frog

Image by Grant Webster - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



TUSKED FROG FACTS

Description
The Tusked Frog has small protrusions on the lower jaw that look like tusks. These grow to 5mm in length in males. Male Tusked Frogs have a large head, and females have a smaller proportioned head. The upper surface is usually brown, but sometimes olive or black. The skin has low ridges, warts and irregular dark markings. The underside is patterned black and white. The thighs are marbled red and black.

Size
4cm - 5cm. the female is smaller than male

Habitat
dams, ditches, flooded grassland , creeks, wet eucalypt forest and woodland.

Breeding
eggs are laid as a foamy mass

Range
native to eastern Australia from Eungella National Park in Queensland down to central coat of New South Wales.

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "lower risk/near threatened".

Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Adelotus
Species:brevis
Common Name:Tusked Frog