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Rights: University of Waikato
Published 3 November 2009
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DR PHIL BISHOP
They have a very interesting type of breeding behaviour, that the female lays the eggs, the male fertilises them. They don’t lay lots of eggs like normal frogs would do, and they lay their eggs on land, and then the male guards the eggs, and when they hatch out into little froglets – they don’t have any tadpole stage – the froglets climb on dad’s back, and he looks after them for another couple of months before they’re mature enough to go on their own way.

Acknowledgement: University of Waikato