Notaden bennettii Günther, 1873
Holy Cross Frog, Crucifix Frog
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 615100 km2.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Breeds in temporary pools after heavy rain. Males call whilst floating in pools. Small eggs are deposited in water. Little is known about tadpole development except that it is rapid to avoid the temporary ponds drying up.
Trends and Threats
Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-05-04)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-19)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Notaden bennettii: Holy Cross Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3536> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 28, 2023.
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