Green and Gold Bell Frog
Anura: Frogs and Toads
to 8 cm (3 1/4 in)
||Habitat: large ponds
Western Australia: south coast
distinctively marked species, this bell frog climbs only rarely and lives
mostly in water or on reeds. It moves on land only in heavy rainfall. Active
during the day, it is a voracious predator, feeding on any small animals,
including its own tadpoles. In the breeding season, males call from
the water to attract mates, making a sound rather like wood being sawn.
The female lays her eggs among the vegetation in the pond.