Today I want to write about a really cool species of frog, the western spotted frog.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These round little frogs grow no bigger than 10 cm long.
- You can tell males from females by the long sharp spine on their first finger.
- Western spotted frogs eat a range of bugs, spiders and worms.
- At breeding time, the males dig burrows a metre deep for the eggs and start to call out to the females. The females are attracted by the call of the males and lay between 250-700 eggs.The babies develop into the first stages of tadpoles whilst still in the egg and then wait until heavy rain floods the burrow to swim free.
- Western spotted frogs are quite common and can be found in a range of habitats throughout south-western Australia.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about western spotted frogs?