Animal Species:Fletcher's Frog
This frog was given its alternate common name because of the male's rough sandpapery skin when in breeding condition.
Standard Common Name
Fletcher's Frog named after the Australian zoologist,
The Fletcher's Frog is found in eastern Queensland and New South Wales.
The Fletcher's Frog lives in moist forests, usually close to pools and streams, but is rarely seen except in the summer breeding season.
The purring call of courting male Fletcher's Frogs is quite distinctive, lasts about a second and sounds like 'gar-r-r-up'.
Mating and reproduction
The tadpoles of Fletcher's Frogs are cannibalistic, with the weaker, smaller ones becoming prey for their larger siblings.
Danger to humans and first aid
The Fletcher's Frog also produces a powerful skin toxin, so wash your hands after touching one