Story: Frogs

Habitat of Hochstetter's frog (1st of 2)

Habitat of Hochstetter's frog

Hochstetter’s frogs like to hide under stones in damp ground near streams, such as this one near Whakatāne, that are shaded by native forest. They lay eggs in wet patches close to the stream, and do not guard them. The hatched young – halfway between a tadpole and a froglet – flip in and out of shallow water.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Frogs - Ecology and reproduction', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007