Information & resources on frog conservation.

Other amphibians

Other amphibians to watch out for

Mexican axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum)
Sold widely in the pet trade throughout New Zealand, axolotls are ferocious predators that would be a serious threat to native invertebrates and fish if they were to escape from captivity.

Newts (ie. Fire-bellied newts, Cynops orientalis)Newt1.jpg
Newts are becoming increasingly common in captivity, being popular as pets.  The abdomen of fire-bellied newts is bright red and the dorsal surface of the newt is dark brown to black. Newts grow to about 10cm length.