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Cophixalus pakayakulangun

Golden-capped Boulder Frog

Conservation Status

EPBC:

Unlisted

IUCN:

Not Evaluated

Calling Period

Possible
Yes
Peak
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Description

A medium-sized species of frog reaching up to 5.5 cm in body length. It has a brown or grey back, sometimes with dark brown or grey mottling and pale eye spots on the lower back. There is often a yellow patch covering the snout and eyelids. There is also often a black or brown stripe from the nostril to behind the eye. The belly is light grey and the male has two white longitudinal tube-like structures visible under the skin. The pupil is horizontal and the iris is gold or copper-coloured. The groin and back of the thighs are pale orange-pink. Fingers and toes are unwebbed, both with large discs.

Breeding Biology

Eggs and development are unknown, but are likely to be similar to those of other Cophixalus species. Possibly breeds during summer.

Similar Species

Does not look similar to any other species in its distribution.

Images

Photo: Anders Zimny

Photo: Eric Vanderduys

Photo: Eric Vanderduys

Calls

Distribution

Found only near the Pascoe River in the northern Cape York Region of QLD.

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