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Water Holding Frog

Water holding frog is a species of frog found widely in Australia. The species is a ground dweller. The frog has the ability to store water in its body as it buries itself in the ground during hot and dry season.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Cyclorana
    Scientific Name Cyclorana platycephala


    Size Male: 4.2 to 6.4 cm
    Female: 5 to 7.2 cm
    Color Dull gray to dark brown or green
    Distribution Australia
    Habitat Tropical swamp forests, intermittent pools, lowland grass country
    Diet Mainly insects, small fish
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes aestivation
    Predators Snakes, birds, large lizards, larger frogs, crocodiles, dingoes, wild dogs
    Breeding Season Rainy season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 500 eggs
    Incubation Period Few weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 3rd 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 23rd March 2017.

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