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Pepeketua / Hochstetter’s frog

New Zealand weta in flax bushes

The Hochstetter's frog is semi-aquatic (lives on land and in the water), and is the only NZ frog species to have a tadpole stage.


Help us to help the Pepeketua / Hochstetter's frog

These earless voiceless frogs grow to around 5cm in length, and is the only native frog species to have a tadpole stage.

With over 75% of our indigenous species at risk of extinction*, the Pest Free Waitākere Ranges Alliance is raising funds to help defend the many special species of the Waitākere Ranges.

Thank you for your support of this unusual and interesting frog!

*Extinction threat to indigenous species | Stats NZ. 

Image credits: Fern by Toby Hall on Unsplash