Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Mayor discovers new frog in NT

Darwin Lord Mayor and Frog Watch co-ordinator Graeme Sawyer has discovered a new species of frog on the Napier Peninsula in Arnhem Land, but warns it's already under threat from the exotic cane toad.

"It is a bit different from anything else we have seem in the Northern Territory," he said.

"Whilst it is exciting to find a new species, we have significant concerns about the fact that the site of this new species is just being invaded by cane toads, and we know nothing about the life cycle of this frog and possible impacts from things like cane toads."


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