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BiologyBreeding occurs from September to April (4). Males call from the edges of small streams, from under leaf litter or within holes, making a soft, short, pulsed call, 'kook kook kook kra-a-ak kruk kruk' that last for just a couple of seconds (2). A nest is constructed in shallow running water and between 500 and 550 coloured eggs are deposited in a shallow excavation in the stream bed. The tadpoles develop in pools and shallow water where they remain for up to one year, depending upon when the eggs are laid (1) (4).