GREAT BARRED FROG Mixophyes fasciolatus Gunther, 1864
This species is very closely related to the Barred Frog Mixophyes balbus.
The Great Barred Frog is found in rainforests of the coast and near ranges of NSW, and Queensland south of Bundaberg. This ground dweller appears to have held its' own against the Cane Toad Bufo marinus, which appears to have decimated most other frog species where it invades.
The Great Barred Frog is very 'jumpy' and highly strung and a regular winner of frog jumping competitions.
The biology of this frog is essentially similar to that of the preceding species, although its' call is a deep harsh 'Wack'.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.