Thursday, September 13, 2012

CORROBOREE FROG  Pseudophryne Corroboree

This black and yellow striped frog is bright and beautiful and is listed as an endangered species in NSW.  The frog grows to only 2.5cm and moves by crawling rather than hopping.  It lives up in the mountains above 950 metres.
The frog eggs hatch into tadpoles after 2 to 3 weeks but do not start developing until the snow melts and the bogs fill with water.
Snowy Hydro Limited provides financial support to the National Parks and Wildlife Service for conservation programs for the frog.

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