Mixophyes balbus Straughan, 1968

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Mixophyes > Species: Mixophyes balbus

Mixophyes balbus Straughan, 1968, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 93: 55. Holotype: AMS R25922, by original designation. Type locality: "Point Lookout, New England National Park, N. S. W. [New South Wales, Australia], between 4,250 and 4,750 feet altitude".

English Names

Gray Barred Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).

Stuttering Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 229; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 126).

Northern Stuttering Frog (Mahony, Bertozzi, Guzinski, Hines, and Donnellan, 2023, Zootaxa, 5297: 321). 


Drainages that flow to the east of the Great Dividing Range from the upper reaches of the Timbarra River catchment in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia, south to the northern catchments of the Macleay River, mostl between 600–1500 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 422. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 126–127. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 34, provided a polygon distribution map. Mahony, Bertozzi, Guzinski, Hines, and Donnellan, 2023, Zootaxa, 5297: 301–325, partitioned the species, assigning the former southern populations to Mixophyes australis, based on molecular and morphological data. 

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