Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.
Image: Greg Sherley
22 September 2017
The Hochstetter's frog are small, nocturnal, and are hard to see as they camouflage themselves very well. Three of our species live on land in shady, moist forested areas, and one is semi-aquatic, living on stream edges.
They are also different from frogs elsewhere in the world because they have no external eardrum. They also have round rather than slit pupils in their eyes, they don't croak much and they don't have a tadpole stage!
Hochstetter's frog on Critter of the Week.