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Scientific Name: 
Pseudophryne corroboree
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Amphibia
Order: 
Anura
Family: 
Myobatrachidae
Genus: 
Pseudophryne
Species: 
corroboree
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Population Trend: 
Decreasing
Quick Facts

Lifespan:9 years

Weight: 2-3 grams

Size: 2.5-3cms in length 

Fun Facts
  • ‘Corroboree’ is an Indigenous Australian word for a gathering or meeting where the attendees often paint themselves with yellow markings.
  • During the breeding season, males compete for females via song
  • Its toes are not webbed and it cannot hop
  • Frogs breathe through their skin as well as through their lungs.
  • They can survive in extremely low temperatures during winter

 


Corroboree Frog

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 At Taronga:

 Taronga is heavily involved in breeding and release of Corroboree frogs into the wild in a National Recovery Program to help save this species. The program involves breeding both species of frogs in at our breeding units that contain computerised temperature and water filtration systems. They are set up with dual thermostats and alarms to ensure the temperature stays within the optimal range. One of these breeding units can be seen next to Reptile World at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.

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Source: 
www.iucnredlist.org
Year assessed: 
2004