Main Characteristics: Fleay's Barred Frogs are a fairly large species of frog and they grown up to 9 cms (3.5 inches) in length. They are pale brown in colour with dark markings which consist of narrow bars on their legs, spots on their flanks, a dark stripe on their head which starts at the nostril and continues through each eye, and a dark irregular band that starts behind their eyes and continues down their back.
Their dorsal surface is finely granular in texture while their underside is smooth and pale yellow or white in colour. Their toes are three quarters webbed and the top third of their iris is silver/pale blue while the remaining two thirds is brown.
Habitat: Fleay's Barred Frogs are found in small pockets of rainforest in eastern Australia. They often hide among leaf litter and vegetation and prefer to live near fast flowing streams.
Diet: Fleay's Barred Frogs mainly feed on insects.
Breeding: Breeding occurs during spring and summer and males call out to attract females from leaf litter beside streams. Females dig out a small hollow nest, in gravel or leaf litter, in shallow water and they lay a clump of large eggs.
The tadpoles are large growing to 65 mm (2.6 inches) in length and they are dark brown in colour with fine gold flecks across their back.
They take approximately 200 days to metamorphose and the small froglets measure approximately 20 mm (0.79 inches) in length. They resemble the adult except their eye colour is copper/red.
|Latin Name||Mixophyes fleayi|
|Length||Up to 9 cms (3.5 inches)|
Spring & Summer