Story: Frogs

Whistling frog

A native of south-eastern Australia and Tasmania, the brown whistling frog is the smallest of the three introduced frogs. Eggs are laid under water and hatch into free-swimming tadpoles, unlike the native species. Its call is a familiar sound on the South Island’s West Coast, as well as on Stewart Island and in wet areas of the lower North Island.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Frogs - Introduced frogs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007