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.
Forde has or used to have 21 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Fleay's 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.
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 fleayi is found across 15 electorates.
Fleay's Frog is a large fossorial frog growing to 90 mm with a steeply sloped, blunt snout. The dorsal surface is light to dark brown with indistinct darker marbling. A dark brown Y-shaped vertebral band with irregular edges starts between the eyes and extends to the vent, sometimes breaking up into a series of blotches along the mid-line. The sides are grey-brown, fading to yellow posteriorly and overlaid by a series of black spots. There is an irregular dark band running from the nostrils through the eye to a point behind the tympanum. There is a dark purple patch beneath the eye. The upper lip is usually mottled brown. The ventral surfaces of the body and limbs are typically yellow, the throat and underside of the thighs may be speckled with brown. The vocal sac is present in males. The soles and palms are black. The thighs are grey-brown, with 7 to 8 narrow, black cross-bands¹
Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia
Adverse fire regimes
Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
Invasive species and diseases
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
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- Ormeau Bottle Tree (Brachychiton sp. Ormeau )
- Miniature Moss-orchid (Bulbophyllum globuliforme)
- Stream Clematis (Clematis fawcettii)
- Native Jute (Corchorus cunninghamii)
- Stinking Cryptocarya (Cryptocarya foetida)
- Leafless Tongue-orchid (Cryptostylis hunteriana)
- Bluegrass (Dichanthium setosum)
- Small-leaved Tamarind (Diploglottis campbellii)
- Floyd's Walnut (Endiandra floydii)
- Rusty Rose Walnut (Endiandra hayesii)
- Fontainea venosa (Fontainea venosa)
- Angle-stemmed Myrtle (Gossia gonoclada)
- Macadamia Nut (Macadamia integrifolia)
- Rough-shelled Bush Nut (Macadamia tetraphylla)
- Clear Milkvine (Marsdenia longiloba)
- Knotweed (Persicaria elatior)
- Lesser Swamp-orchid (Phaius australis)
- Shiny-leaved Condoo (Planchonella eerwah)
- Plectranthus habrophyllus (Plectranthus habrophyllus)
- Nightcap Plectranthus (Plectranthus nitidus)
- Spiny Gardenia (Randia moorei)
- Scrub Turpentine (Rhodamnia rubescens)
- Native Guava (Rhodomyrtus psidioides)
- Quassia (Samadera bidwillii)
- Waxy Sarcochilus (Sarcochilus hartmannii)
- Sophora fraseri (Sophora fraseri)
- Austral Toadflax (Thesium australe)
- Tylophora woollsii (Tylophora woollsii)
- Zieria collina (Zieria collina)
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