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Turtle Frog

Turtle frog is a species of frog native to Western Australia. The species do not require water to breed as it breeds in burrows. There is no tadpole stage in the reproductive process of this species as young emerge from eggs as fully formed frogs. 

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Myobatrachidae
    Genus Myobatrachus
    Scientific Name Myobatrachus gouldii

    Size Around 4.5 cm (1.8 in)
    Color Grayish to brown with gray bellies with brown spots
    Distribution Western Australia
    Habitat Under logs and rocks in soft sandy soils, woodland and dense scrub in sand hills; also found in areas associated with termite nests as it feed on termites
    Diet Termites
    Breeding Season September to February
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period 4 to 6 months
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 9th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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