Short-footed frog

species of amphibian

The short-footed frog, savannah water-holding frog, blotched water-holding frog, or superb collared frog (Ranoidea brevipes) is a frog from northern Australia. It lives in Queensland.[1][2]

Short-footed frog
Cyclorana brevipes.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Clade: Ranoidea
R. brevipes
Binomial name
Ranoidea brevipes
(Peters, 1871)[1]
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  • Chiroleptes brevipes
  • Chiroleptes brevipalmatus
  • Cheiroleptes brevipes
  • Phractops brevipalmatus
  • Phractops brevipes
  • Cyclorana brevipes
  • Litoria (Cyclorana) brevipes
  • Dryopsophus brevipes [1]

This frog is between 3.0 and 6.0 cm in length. Its feet are not always webbed. It has spots or stripes on its back.[3]

This frog lives in grasslands and forests where the trees are not too close together. When the weather is rainy, this frog looks for food. When the weather is dry, the frog digs a burrow and stays underground.[2]

The tadpoles grow into frogs quickly.[2]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.M. Hero (April 5, 2002). "Cyclorana brevipes: Short-footed Frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved August 23, 2020. Invalid |display-authors=1 (help)
  3. "Cyclorana brevipes: Short-footed Frog". Frogs of Australia. Retrieved August 23, 2020.