DAY SIX. Great Barred frog Mixophyes fasciolatus
Great Barred frogs can be heard calling throughout rainforests of Central NSW and Central and Sth-East Queensland. Their “waaaarp” call is distinct and produced by male frogs from the leaf litter of forest floors. They are a larger species with males reaching about 65mm and females to just over 100mm. There are 7 species of Barred frog found on Australia’s east coast, two of which – the Giant and the Fleay’s Barred frogs, are endangered species. Mixophyes tadpoles can grow to over 140mm, which is huge for a tadpole!