FrogWatch was set up in 1991 to try to gather better information about the frogs of North Australia and their distribution.  We have been  busy trying to sort out which species we have and to increase community awareness about frogs.  There are still many mysteries to be sorted out yet so come and join in the fun!.

Cane Toads have hijacked the agenda in recent times but we have still managed to get a lot of work done with our native frogs, discovering several species in the process, and extending the range of a number of other species.


Inspecting native frogs
FrogWatch coordinator, Graeme Sawyer, inspects native frogs.

This site was designed by eNTITy1 in partnership with:
The World Wildlife Fund, Frogwatch NT, Australian Association for Environmental Education, Tropical Savannas CRC, Key Centre for Tropical Wildlife Management, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, NTU, NLC, Caring for Country Unit, Environment Australia - Kakadu National Park

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are frogs seen as good indicators of the health of the environment. - view

What is the best way to raise frogs ?? I have a bad tub that my dobermann uses to cool off in. Every now and then, after a heavy rain, a mummie frog leaves her eggs in it. I take them out put them in a safe place to grow. I feed them lettuce. Is this... - view

How long can the metamorphosis from tadpole to frog take? I have a tadpole in a bucket that I have been feeding since the end of the last wet season! He has grown a bit larger and paler but no appendages. - view

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Did you know?

The Northern Territory Frog (also know as Monsoon frog) Sphenophryne adelphe breeds by laying its eggs in leaf litter rather than water. The young emerge from the eggs as frogs having spent the entire tadpole stage in the egg. The Male frog stays with the eggs as they develop.

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