Archey's frog

The Archey's frog is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Archey's frog, Leiopelma archeyi, is a New Zealand primitive frog, one of only four belonging to the ancient family Leiopelmatidae. It is named after Sir Gilbert Archey (1890–1974), the former Director of the Auckland Institute. More

one of the four species, the Archey's frog (Leiopelma archeyi), in September last year. Since then, researchers have found sick and dying specimens in each of the three major populations of Archey's frogs in New Zealand. When infected, the frogs show strange motor behaviours. More

Male Archey's frogs carry the infants on their back and care for them for several weeks until metamorphosis is nearly complete, i.e. all adult characteristics (including tail loss and the ability to feed independently) have developed. More

of monitored Archey's frogs has decreased by 88% between 1996 and 2001 and this is believed to be resultant of a primitive fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis which is implicated in the declines and extinction of nearly one third of the earth's frogs and toads. More

Archey's frogs are about the size of a bottle-cap (between 31- 37 mm). Why are Archey’s frogs so special? As well as being one of the rarest frogs, it’s one of the world’s smallest frogs and one of the most ancient. More

Prehistoric Hamilton's, Hochstetter's and Archey's frogs of the genus Leiopelma are the most ancient and the most primitive frogs in the world. More

• Archey's frog is one of New Zealand's four endangered endemic frog species. • It is the smallest native frog and is now only found in the Coromandel Peninsula and one site west of Te Kuiti. More

In September 2001 the Archey's frog population was found infected with the chytrid fungus, believed to be responsible for a rapid decline in a number of species. More

Archey's frog Leiopelma archeyi is a critically endangered New Zealand endemic species. The discovery of the emerging infectious disease, chytridiomycosis, in wild populations of this frog raised concern that this disease may drive the species to extinction. More

Archey's frog presented in Arizona by Stephanie Shaw * Home * Site Map * Back to top Website designed by Zeald. More

Archey's frog is 23 years old, and Hochstetter's frog is 12 years old. More

Archey's Frog (Leiopelma archeyi) Photograph taken by Rod Morris © NATIVE Hamilton's Frog (Leiopelma hamiltoni). NATIVE Maud Island Frog (Leiopelma pakeka). More

Order : Anura
Family : Leiopelmatidae
Genus : Leiopelma
Species : archeyi
Authority : Turbott, 1942