Biodiversity

Hochstetter's frog

Hochstetter's frog
Hochstetter's frog

The threatened Hochstetter's frog is the most widespread of New Zealand's four native frog species, found in isolated populations in the upper two thirds of the North Island.

It is the only native frog known to occur in the Auckland region, with four distinct genetic populations in Hunua, Waitākere, Great Barrier and Northland.

Hochstetter's frogs prefer the margins of unmodified stony bottomed streams in native forest areas. They are at threat from habitat loss, particularly sedimentation of streams and predation by introduced animals.

If you have seen a Hochstetter's frog in the Auckland region, please contact us to report it.

For more information, you can also read our Hochstetter's frog factsheet (PDF 705KB).

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