Stephen Island frog (Leiopelma hamiltoni)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
A small frog with snout-vent length up to 43 mm for males, 49 mm for females. Mostly brown, occasionally green. No or little webbing on the hind toes. No external eardrum (Gill and Whitaker 1996). Has defensive granular glands in skin, which are concentrated into discrete dorsal patches arranged down the back and sides in about six longitudinal rows. The middle row is the most prominent. The glands are also on the dorsal surface of legs and feet, and to a lesser extent, the arms (Green 1988).
- Countries in which the the Stephen Island frog, Wherever found is known to occur: New Zealand
- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|06/02/1970||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|06/02/1970||35 FR 8491 8498||Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)|
|04/14/1970||35 FR 6069||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069|
No recovery information is available for the Stephen Island frog.
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Stephen Island frog.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Stephen Island frog.
» Life History
Terrestrial; can be found in coastal forest and deep boulder banks. Nocturnal; likes to take shelter in damp crevices by day (Gill and Whitaker 1996).
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