Northern Gastric Brooding Frog
An endangered Eungella endemic, probably extinct, last recorded in 1985.
Snout Vent Length – 80 mm
Habitat : rainforest streams. Refered to as gastric brooding frog because female swallows the fertilised eggs and later regurgitates fully formed tiny frogs when they have finished developing – a unique feature among frogs. Demise of the species considered due to chitrid fungus.
|Field Guide To The Frogs Of Queensland, Eric Vanderduys