Common name : Holy Cross frog, Catholic frog
Scientific name : Notaden bennettii
Family : Myobatrachidae
Native to : New South Wales and Queensland
Interesting fact : The toad buries itself to survive long periods without water.
Conservation status : Least Concern
Quite round for a toad, crucifix toads are brightly coloured with blunt snouts and tiny legs. It has a typical central cross formed by multi-coloured spots. They emerge from the soil only after the rain to breed and to feed on ants and termites. Its skin produces a sticky glue to keep predators away.