Turtle Frog

Turtle Frog

The Turtle Frog is an Australian frog that has a round shape, and hence gets its name. They have  small muscular limbs unlike most other frogs, an adaptation to dig into the sand and termite mounds.

Scientific Name Myobatrachusgouldii

Classification – Myobatrachus

Baby Names – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, knot

Length/Size – Up to 45 millimeters (1.8 in)

Life Expectancy – 4-6 years

Special Features  Can eat up to 400 termites at a time

Geographical Distribution – Extreme Southwestern and Western Australia

Natural Habitat – Coastal plains and woodlands

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Consume exclusively termites

Predators – Larger frogs, snakes, birds of prey