Animal Species:Tusked Frog

The Tusked Frog gets its name from the greatly enlarged pair of teeth in its lower jaw.

Tusked Frog, Adelotus brevis

G Little © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Tusked Frog

Identification

The Tusked Frog has rough, warty skin with an olive-covered back and black, white and red markings on its underside. Males use their 'tusks' to defend territory.

Size range

4 cm

Distribution

The Tusked Frog is found in coastal Queensland and New South Wales.

Habitat

The Tusked Frog is difficult to find as it hides among vegetation and logs besides puddles, streams and ditches.

Communication

The Tusked Frog's call is a single 'tok' or 'cluck' repeated several times a minute.

Classification

Species:
brevis
Genus:
Adelotus
Family:
Myobatrachidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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