Photo: C & D Frith
Reptiles & Frogs
|Nursery Frog #2 (Sphenophryne robusta)
Like all known Australian Microhylid frogs, this species has quite an
unusual way of breeding. Eggs are infact laid outside the water medium, on the moist
rainforest floor vegetation. Hence this frog has no free-swimming tadpole stage in its
growth cycle, but the eggs actually hatch into tiny froglets.