Giant Burrowing Frog
Breeding season: December to February. Males call from concealed floating vegetation within waterbodies. Usually spawn in a small water-filled burrow or under thick vegetation in dams, ditches and slow flowing streams. Eggs (750-1250 and unpigmented) are laid in a foam mass. Tadpoles hatch when the water rises to flood the burrow.
Yellow-white spots on their sides. Vertical pupil.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The Giant Burrowing Frog is one of the largest frogs. The males of this species possess large black spines and thorns on their fingers, arms, and chests to aid in gripping the slippery female whilst spawning. This armoury may also be used in male combat.
Carnivore. Adults feed on a wide variety of insects.
Adults live in wet and dry forests and woodlands.
Native to Australia