Photo credit: David Hunter

GIANT BANJO FROG

Appearance

This is large frog, at 70-90mm in length. It has distinguishable colours and patterns (see image).

The tadpoles are characterised as large, dark brown or black with dark grey fins.

Habitat

Occurs in a range of habitats including dams, seasonally flooded wetlands and slow moving streams.

Diet

Mainly insects and other small animals

Breeding

Breeding occurs in spring, summer and autumn, after large downpours of rain. Eggs are laid in frothy foam nests in burrows on the edge of dams or streams.

Females first reproduce at 2-3 years of age.

Predators

Predators include birds, reptiles, dogs and foxes.

Other potential threats to survival includes inappropriate catchment management which results in poor water quality and habitat modification.

Life expectancy

More Information

Please click on the links for further information:

Atlas of Living Australia

Frogs of Australia