Story: Frogs

Hochstetter’s frog

Hochstetter’s frog

Hochstetter’s frog is the most water-loving of the native frogs, and the only one to have any webbing – the hind toes are half-webbed. It lives close to streams in native forests up to 800 metres altitude in the North Island, and used to be in the South Island as well. Colour varies from green to brown, and gives good camouflage.

Using this item

Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQA 6500 Col1493
Photograph by John Johns

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Paddy Ryan, 'Frogs - Native frogs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007