Most wanted frogs for the Capital Region

Overview

All information contained in this section is taken from:

  • Lintermans, M. and Osborne, W. (2002) Wet & Wild. A Field Guide to the Freshwater Animals of the Southern Tablelands and High Country of the ACT and NSW. Environment ACT.
  • David Hunter (2014) Frogs : A Glovebox Guide To the Highlands, Tablelands and Slopes of Southern and Central New South Wales.
  • Amphibian Research Centre - Frogs of Australia database. http://frogs.org.au/frogs/species

3 species

Litoria aurea (Green and Golden Bell Frog)

Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea
Litoria aurea

Current conservation status: Extinct in ACT, Endangered (NSW), Nationally vulnerable. Family: Hylidae Appearance: A large green or green and brown/gold cloured frog, with fully webbed toes. They have a smooth back and bright blue or purple on the hind side of the thighs. Length: up to 120mm Bree... Continue reading

Litoria verreauxii alpina (Alpine Tree-frog)

Litoria verreauxii alpina
Litoria verreauxii alpina
Litoria verreauxii alpina
Litoria verreauxii alpina

This species is one of 2 subspecies of Litoria verreauxii. Please see also Whistling Tree-frog Litoria verreauxii verreauxii. Current conservation status: Vulnerable in NSW due to its decline. Chytrid fungus is believed to be partly responsible for the decline of this subspecies. (Wikipedia). Fami... Continue reading

Pseudophryne bibronii (Brown Toadlet)

Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii

Current conservation status: Rare, an insufficiently known species. Anecdotal and survey evidence indicates widespread decline since 1980s. Its taxonomic status is uncertain. Family: Myobatrachidae Appearance: Small terrestrial frog. Dorsal colour varies from brown to light or dark grey, typically... Continue reading

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