Southern Corroboree Frog

By Mikka and Aden

Description

The Southern Corroboree Frog has got yellow and black stripes and has black and white blotches underneath. It is 2.5 - 3 cms long.



Distribution

The corroboree frog is found in the Kosciuszko National Park.


Habitat and Ecology

The Southern Corroboree Frog is found in pools and bogs. They breed in summer. They lay 20 to 30 eggs. They eat black ants.


Threats

Damage to their breeding sites is a threat. A disease called chytrid fungus ia also killing them. Climate change including increased UV-B radiation is also a threat to this frog.


Recovery Stragegies

Priority actions are the specific, practical things that be done to recover a threatened species, population or ecological community. The department of Environment and Conservation has identified 22 prioty actions to help recover the Southern Corroboree Frog in New South Wales.

What needs to be done to recover this species?

We need to undertake off-site rearing of tadpoles and frogs to increase survivorship and provide stock for reintroduction to the wild. We also need to protect breeding sites from damage by pigs and horses


Corroboree Frog - Sheena Thacker

Photos are from Wikimedia Commons.

Information is from http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedspecies/