Pouched Frog (species: Assa darlingtoni) in Mebbin NP (Gaia Guide)
Assa darlingtoni
Pouched Frog

©Hexasoft on Wikipedia: Pouched Frog (Assa darlingtoni)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Anura
Family Myobatrachidae
Genus Assa
Species Assa darlingtoni



Distinguishing features

It is a red-brown in colour, with some individuals having reverse V shaped patches and/or with light brown dots randomly on their backs. Most specimens have a darker brown stripe that runs from the nostril through the eye down the side of the body. A skin fold is present on either side of the frog running from its eye to its hip. Its hands and feet are completely free of webbing and discs, but the tips of the fingers and toes are swollen. The eye is gold with brown flecks and when the pupil is constricted it is horizontal. There is a 'pocket' on its hip where the frog's tadpoles travel to after hatching. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 2.5 cm (Snout to vent length)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in rainforests in mountain areas of south-eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia. (Wikipedia)


This frog hides under logs, rocks, and leaf litter in rainforests and adjacent wet sclerophyll forests. It may call through the day but calling is most intense during dawn and dusk. (Wikipedia)

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