Photo credit: David Hunter
GIANT BANJO FROG
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.
Occurs in a range of habitats including dams, seasonally flooded wetlands and slow moving streams.
Mainly insects and other small animals
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 include birds, reptiles, dogs and foxes.
Other potential threats to survival includes inappropriate catchment management which results in poor water quality and habitat modification.