Description The Rocket Frog is variable in colour and patterning. It is streamlined with long legs. The back is different shades of brown with darker skin folds along the length of the body. The underside is white. It has a brown stripe from the nostril down the side of the body. A pale stripe runs from under the eye to the base of the arm. The thighs have black lines on a yellow background. Males have yellow throat in the breeding season. The Rocket Frog spends most of its time on the ground, as it cannot climb. The finger and toe pads are small and the toes are half webbed.
Other Names Striped Rocket Frog
Size grows to 55mm
Habitat swamps, ponds and flooded grasslands in forests and open woodland
Food feeds at night amongst leaf litter looking for beetles, spiders, flies, bugs and ants.
Range The Rocket Frog is found from northern Western Australia round to about Gosford in New South Wales