Sydney, it’s your time to shine, because this beautiful little frog has made its choice. Found nowhere else on Earth except a tiny pocket in the Sydney Basin, the red-crowned toadlet (Pseudophryne australis) is a rare sight to see, so it’s worth knowing what to look (and hear) for.
The most detailed maps of Australia’s frogs have now been produced and are open access for frog research and conservation.
The only frog endemic to the state of Victoria lives in the state’s high-altitude alpine bogs.
Last winter, thousands of dead and dying frogs were found across Australia. Instead of hunkering down and out of sight, frogs were spotted during the day in the open, on footpaths, highways and doorsteps – often in the blazing sun.
Everything about the nursery frog is adorable. This tiny frog, which is barely more than a few centimetres long, is named for the fastidious care it gives to its offspring.
The short answer is that no-one really knows.
It’s time to mark up your guide book because it turns out what we know as the bleating tree frog is actually three different species.
Are two spectacular tree frogs remarkably similar species or one and the same? Dr Jodi Rowley goes in search of the answer.
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With a mini pool and snacks, it’s no surprise frogs have taken to these apartments.
If a frog calls in a forest, would anyone actually hear it? This may sound like a philosophical question, but it is a genuine concern for frogs – like ‘pobblebonks’ – living in forested habitats. Find out how you can help using the FrogID app!