Frogs found in western Sydney
Amphibians are a major part of the biodiversity of western Sydney. Because some species have managed to survive even in populated or highly developed areas, many people encounter frogs in their neighbourhoods.
The 1995-96 Western Sydney Urban Bushland Survey found 31 native species of frogs. Of these, five are listed as threatened or vulnerable on the Threatened Species Conservation Act — green and golden bell frog, red-crowned toadlet, giant burrowing frog, green-thighed frog and stuttering frog.
The presence of threatened frog species in western Sydney highlights the importance of the region for conservation at a statewide level. Although much of the biodiversity of western Sydney remains in isolated pockets of remnant vegetation, what remains sustains a number of threatened species that are crucial to the biodiversity of NSW.
Page last updated: 27 February 2011