Southern Corroboree Frog


Scientific name : Pseudophryne corroboree

Family : Myobatrachidae

Native to : Australia

Interesting fact : Their decline is attributed to a fungal infection by the chytrid fungus.

Conservation status : Critically Endangered

Found exclusively high up in Mouth Kosciusko National Park, New South Wales, is the Southern Corroboree frog. Its rough skin is covered in bright yellow and shiny black stripes. Predators are kept at bay by their skin toxins. They feed on mites, beetles, ants and larvae of insects, and hide under logs and leaf litter.

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