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Mountain Mist Frog

Australia

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Litoria nyakalensis

Endangered

Death from the disease chytridiomycosis caused by the chytrid fungus

The Mountain Mist Frog or Nyakala Frog lives in the tropical lowland forest areas of Australia. Almost all of its life is spent near fast-flowing freshwater and they avoid being washed away by strategically clinging to rocks and burying themselves beneath the sand with the help of its completely webbed toes as well as its slightly webbed fingers with prominent discs on the end.

This insect-feeding amphibian only grows up to 48 mm in length, has a smooth body with different shades of brown to it, and emits a call described as a soft but rasping or growling single-note sound.

The Mountain Mist Frog is a critically endangered species because of being susceptible to the disease chytridiomycosis, a highly infectious fungal infection that is very common for amphibians all over the world.