IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Biology

The northern corroboree frog reaches sexual maturity at three years of age and breeds over a three week period at some point between January and March (4). Between 16 and 40 small eggs are laid which hatch four to six months later, following rains heavy enough to raise ground-water levels and flood the nest. The newly hatched tadpoles are washed into small pools of water where they remain for the next six to eight months. The metamorphosis from tadpole to adult frog takes place between December and early February (1). Adults consume mainly ants. They rarely survive long enough to breed more than once and few of their offspring survive (6).

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