Globally Vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Leiopelma hochstetteri
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    • Hochstetter's Frog

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What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

tsteer

Date

July 23, 2016 01:09 PM NZST

Description

One of four Hochstetter's frogs found within a few metres along a small stream in native bush

Photos / Sounds

What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

tsteer

Date

July 23, 2016 01:09 PM NZST

Description

One of four Hochstetter's frogs found within a few metres along a small stream in native bush

Photos / Sounds

What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

tsteer

Date

July 23, 2016 01:09 PM NZST

Description

One of four Hochstetter's frogs found within a few metres along a small stream in native bush

Photos / Sounds

What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

tsteer

Date

July 23, 2016 01:09 PM NZST

Description

One of four Hochstetter's frogs found within a few metres along a small stream in native bush

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

saras

Date

July 18, 2016

Description

Disturbed under the base of a tree fern. Nearest stream some 100mtrs away.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

rsgillies

Date

April 17, 2016

Description

side stream near the hut

Photos / Sounds

What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

saras

Date

March 25, 2016 12:27 AM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Sitting on kiekie on the roads edge.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

saras

Date

February 10, 2016

Description

Mummified frog discovered by a neighbour dried out on some clay. I believe it to be a Hochstetter's?! Not an Archey's as it has pronounced webbing on the hind feet.

Note: damage to it's right upper arm. Perhaps picked up by a bird (kingfisher?) and dropped to its death? Chewed on by a rat, but not palatable?! Love to hear some of your theories on how it may have died, and yet remained pretty much intact.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

tsteer

Date

January 24, 2016

Description

Another Hochstetter's Frog found further down the small stream. Same habitat as previous observation.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

tsteer

Date

January 24, 2016

Description

Found under large rock on edge of slow flowing gravelly stream. Stayed perfectly still to avoid detection. Enabled careful replacement of rock after photo shoot!

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What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

tsteer

Date

October 26, 2015

Description

Juvenile Hochstetter's frog approximately 20 mm long found underneath large rock on gravel next to stream in mature bush. Satisfying to find a young frog but no others found within vicinity.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hochstetter's Frog Leiopelma hochstetteri

Observer

sinclairj

Date

July 15, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

Hochstetter's frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri) is a primitive frog native to New Zealand, one of only four extant species belonging to the taxonomic family Leiopelmatidae. It is named after the German geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.
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