Northern Barred Frog

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

The Northern Barred Frog (Mixophyes schevilli) is a large, ground dwelling frog native to tropical northern Queensland, Australia. More

Northern Barred Frog - Mixophhyes schevilli mating in a pond at Thylogale. Northern Barred Frogs mating in a Thylogale pond at the onset of the Wet Season. The female Northern Barred Frog is larger than the male. More

* The northern barred frog can take from one to two years to fully develop. More

The Northern Barred Frog is restricted to rainforests in the wet tropics of north east Queensland. This is a large ground living species which is nocturnal and eats insects. The tadpoles are particularly large and are often seen in small rainforest streams. More

Frog dot The Wet Tropics Northern Barred frog has huge tadpoles that remain in water for about 2 years before they metamorphose into a frog. Frog dot Many frogs produce chemicals on their skin which seem to protect them from bacteria and fungi. More

The Northern Barred Frog is a large frog, with adults reaching a maximum length of 10 centimetres. It has powerful legs and arms, with a large head and large eyes. More

Northern Barred Frog - Photo by Michael CermakAnother of the impressive rainforest frogs is a ground dweller which burrows under the soil. More

Order : Anura
Family : Myobatrachidae
Genus : Mixophyes
Species : schevilli
Authority : Loveridge, 1933