Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Amphibia
                       Family : Myobatrachidae
        Scientific Name : Heleioporus

                       Size(L) : 6cm - 10cm
                                       (2.4in - 4in)
                       Weight : 20g - 80g 
                                       (0.7oz - 2.8oz)
                 Top Speed : 8km/h (5mph)
                  Life Span : 10 - 15 years

                      Colour : Black, Green, Grey, 
                                      Brown, yellow
                 Skin Type : Permeable
Distinctive Features : Long limbs and 
                                      rough, bumpy skin
  1. Burrowing frogs are large species of frogs natively found in Australia.
  2. They mostly inhabit the burrows in the river banks, and close to marshes, streams and lakes.
  3. There are six species of burrowing frog, of which 5 are found in Western Australia.
  4. They vary in size and may grow between 6cm and 10cm in length.
  5. Distinctively, they have large bulging eyes, short bodies, long legs and toes.
  6. Interestingly, their toes are not webbed like other frogs as webbed toes make digging difficult.
  7. They are semi aquatic animals hiding from their predators in the burrows near water bodies.
  8. They closely watch their prey and catch them at an incredible speed by using their sticky tongue.
  9. They are carnivores feeding on invertebrates like insects, spiders and worms.
  10. Their natural predators include foxes, cats, dogs, birds, snakes and lizards.
  11. The female burrowing frogs lay up to 1000 eggs in their burrows in a foamy mass.
  12. On an average, they live to be around 10-15 years old.

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