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Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.

Berowra has or used to have 25 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Stuttering Frog.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Stuttering Frog

Stuttering Frog

Mixophyes balbus

Status: Vulnerable

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Mixophyes balbus is found across 24 electorates.

The Stuttering Frog is yellow-grey on its back with darker blotches. The frog grows to 80 mm. There is an irregular dark brown band starting between the eyes and running down the back. A dark stripe on the head starts in front of the nostril and continues through the eye to the tympanum. The arms and legs have narrow dark bars and the upper part of the iris is pale blue. The belly is smooth and white or pale yellow. The skin on the back is finely granular. The toes are three-quarters webbed.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Berowra has or used to have 36 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Stuttering Frog but they're just as important.

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