Moss Froglet

The Moss Froglet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Moss Froglet or Moss Frog (Crinia nimbus) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. It is endemic to Tasmania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, temperate shrubland, and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Moss frogletThe latest 'addition' to the Tasmanian frog fauna came in 1992, when a new species, the moss froglet (Bryobatrachus nimbus) was discovered in the Hartz Mountains by David Ziegeler. To date, this species is only known from the south of south-western Tasmania. More

Another intriguing Tasmanian species is the moss froglet - one of the few frogs that doesn't have a tadpole stage and hatches from an egg. There's also the Tasmania tree frog, which has a curry like smell and a duck-like call - quank-quank-quank. More

Moss Froglet in southwest Tasmania. In: Wildlife Report 94/2. Parks and Wildlife Service, Hobart. Notes - Contributors * Bisby, F.A., Y.R. More

Order : Anura
Family : Myobatrachidae
Genus : Crinia
Species : nimbus
Authority : Rounsevell, Ziegeler, Brown, Davies and Littlejohn, 1994