Amphibians

Amphibians2020-11-23T12:21:29+11:00

The cane toad is large, reaching up to 23cm in length. It has highly visible poison glands located near the back of the head. The back and legs of the cane toad are covered in wart-like lumps and its skin has a leathery appearance.

The green and golden bell frog has smooth skin, usually green, with a variable pattern of golden-brown blotches. It has a creamy-gold stripe along the side of the body, from the eye to the hind legs.

The green tree frog is usually a beautiful bright green, though, depending on the mood of the frog, this may sometimes fade to a dark khaki green. Some specimens also have white spots that are outlined in darker colours.

The big, fluid filled sac on the top of this frog’s head is a poison gland, the biggest of any amphibian in Australia. Luckily the foul-tasting poison doesn’t affect humans, but it does deter birds from eating the frog.

The Northern corroboree frog is a small distinctively striped yellow and black frogs measuring 25-30mm in size. The decline of Northern corroboree frogs is due to disease caused by the introduced Amphibian Chytrid Fungus.