Northern corroboree frog

The Northern corroboree frog is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Northern Corroboree Frog has not suffered as badly as the southern. More

The northern corroboree frog is classified as Endangered (EN B1ab(ii,iv,v) + 2ab(ii,iv,v)) on the IUCN Red List 2004 (1), as Vulnerable on Schedule 2 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act (3) and as Vulnerable under the federal government’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation More

corroboree), the northern corroboree frog has the same distinctive bright yellow and black striped back. However, the stripes are a greener shade of yellow and are also a little narrower (5). The underside has white, black and yellow-green blotches (2). More

The Northern Corroboree Frog occurs in two areas; the Fiery Range region of Kosciuszko National Park and nearby State Forests, and the Brindabella Ranges within Namadgi National Park, Bimberi Nature Reserve and Brindabella National Park. More

The endangered northern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne pengilleyi) have suffered a severe decline in numbers in the past two decades and are listed as threatened nationally. However, this year Parks Conservation and Lands are delighted with the outcomes of the breeding program. More

The Northern Corroboree Frog is listed as threatened in the ACT, in NSW and nationally. Although the populations in the Fiery Ranges and Bogong Mts in NSW have declined, they are still relatively secure. More

The Northern Corroboree Frog has also undergone substantial declines across its range. The decline of the Northern Corroboree Frog has been particularly severe in the Brindabella Ranges, where it has become almost entirely extinct from the Australian Capital Territory. More

The Northern Corroboree Frog has a lime-green tinge to its yellow stripes. The northern form is also slightly smaller than its southern counterpart. The adults are about 2.5cm to 3cm long. The Southern Corroboree Frog has broad, unbroken pure yellow stripes. More

Northern Corroboree Frog, a species with a more extensive distribution in the Fiery Range and Brindabella Range (Osborne 1989) (Figure 1). More

The tiny northern Corroboree Frog of Australia is only just hanging on. Populations of both the northern and southern Corroboree Frogs have declined catastrophically in the wild over the last two decades. More

of Northern Corroboree Frogs is higher than found by Pengilley and that adults may live to eight years. Now that the techniques for marking and ageing frogs have been validated (D. More

Northern corroboree frog - Scientific Committee determination Predation by Gambusia holbrooki - The Plague Minnow (PDF - 523KB) Northern Corroboree Frog - profile = Scientific name: Pseudophryne pengilleyi Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable National More

Northern Corroboree frog is less threatened, but is also declining in numbers. The Southern Corroboree frog was assessed in 2002 as being so critically low in numbers as to no longer have a viable population. Extinction was imminent unless drastic measures were taken. More

successfully bred northern corroboree frogs in captivity," she said. "To see this happen is distressing." Ms Lane says they still have a substantial breeding population and will be able to get back on track for a planned release next year. More

A Northern Corroboree Frog, Pseudophryne pengilleyi, on a bed of Sphagnum. Photographer: Ken Thomas - Written by Heino Lepp, updated on web 27 June, 2007 by webmaster ( More

The ACT now has 1000 Northern Corroboree Frogs in captivity and some of these will soon reach breeding age. The foresight of this initiative is now being realised as it is becoming evident that there are a declining number of frogs in the wild producing eggs. More

northern corroboree frog breeding program at Tidbinbilla has been put back at least a year after the failure of a refrigeration unit resulted in the death of 700 tadpoles and 300 juvenile frogs. More

Order : Anura
Family : Myobatrachidae
Genus : Pseudophryne
Species : pengilleyi
Authority : Wells and Wellington, 1985