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Australian Ground Frogs: Limnodynastidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Tusked Frog (adelotus Brevis): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, AUSTRALIAN GROUND FROGS AND PEOPLE

TUSKED FROG (Adelotus brevis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
PAINTED FROG (Neobatrachus pictus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
NORTHERN SPADEFOOT TOAD (Notaden melanoscaphus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Australian ground frogs are found in Australia and much of New Guinea.


Because many of these species burrow or otherwise stay out of sight during the day, people rarely see them. For some people who live in the deserts of Australia, however, a few of the burrowing species can be a good source of water. They dig up the frogs, whose bodies are plump with stored water, and suck the liquid from the frogs. Besides this unusual use, scientists are also now studying the slime of some species perhaps to make medicines.


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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians