Story: Frogs

Differences between native and introduced frogs

Features of the native Maud Island frog and introduced southern bell frog are highlighted to show differences between New Zealand’s native frogs and the introduced Australian species. Hochstetter’s frog is the only native species to have partial webbing between the hind toes.

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How to cite this page:

Paddy Ryan, 'Frogs - Frogs in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/9987/differences-between-native-and-introduced-frogs (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007