Frog of the Week

Sunset Frog (Spicospina flammocaerulea)

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photo by Geordie Torr

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Common Name: Sunset Frog
Scientific Name: Spicospina flammocaerulea
Family: Myobatrachidae
Location: Australia
Size: 1.5 inches

The Sunset Frog is the only known member of the genus Spicospina. The frog was only described by science in 1997. It has an incredibly small range in southwestern Australia. They are found in peat swamps in high rain areas. The Sunset Frog breeds between October and January.  Males call from shallow pools and water-filled hollows to attract the females. The female lays around 80 eggs after reproduction.

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