MOTTLED Barred Frog

Sounds & Calls

Giant Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes interioris)

Mottled Barred Frog (Mixophyes coggeri)

Mottled Barred Frogs (Mixophyes coggeri) are a large frog endemic to wet tropics of Queensland. They are found on the ground storey of tropical rainforests, often near streams and well-camouflaged in the leaf-litter. The tadpoles of this species are particularly large – up to 12.5cm in length!

This species makes a few different calls, most commonly a very deep, single ‘wonk’ note, although often giving as a faster series of multiple notes. They also make a hoarser, wheezy ‘waark’ note. This species is particularly vocal in the rainy season.


Listen to calls of the Mottled Barred Frog


Typical Calls Of The Mottled Barred Frog

 BMN3 This sample captures a variety of typical calls of the Mottled Barred Frog. Recorded near Kuranda, Queensland.

Northern Barred Frog (Mixophyes schevilli)

Mottled Barred Frog (Mixophyes coggeri) camouflaged in in leaf litter, Kuranda National Park, Queensland.