Kōrero: Frogs

Hamilton's frog and Archey's frog

Hamilton's frog and Archey's frog

Frogs require a moist environment, as they breathe through their skin. Hamilton’s frogs (top) live in a rock jumble on Stephen’s Island, where puddles after rain are a luxury. Otherwise they seek out damp cavities below rocks. Archey’s frogs (bottom) often climb into tree ferns and other plants in search of moisture and food.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10049232 (top); 10055587 (bottom)
Photograph by G. R. Parrish (top); Paul Schilov (bottom)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paddy Ryan, 'Frogs - Ecology and reproduction', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10001/hamiltons-frog-and-archeys-frog (accessed 27 January 2023)

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007