The barred frogs are native to the eastern coast of Australia, with one species inhabiting New Guinea. They are restricted to rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests. They often habit under moist leaf litter, where they hunt small invertebrates. The males will also call from leaf litter close to a water source. It is suspected that the barred frog tadpoles eat carrion, if available, after both Great Barred Frog (Mixophyes fasciolatus) and Fleay's Barred Frog (Mixophyes fleayi) tadpoles have both been observed eating carrion.
|Common name||Binomial name|
|Stuttering Frog||Mixophyes balbus (Straughan, 1968)|
|Mixophyes carbinensis Mahony, Donnellan, Richards et al., 2006|
|Mixophyes coggeri Mahony, Donnellan, Richards et al., 2006|
|Great Barred Frog||Mixophyes fasciolatus (Günther, 1864)|
|Fleay's Barred Frog||Mixophyes fleayi (Corben and Ingram, 1987)|
|Namosado Barred Frog||Mixophyes hihihorlo (Donnellan, Mahony, and Davies, 1990)|
|Giant Barred Frog||Mixophyes iteratus (Straughan, 1968)|
|Northern Barred Frog||Mixophyes schevilli (Loveridge, 1933)|
- Meyer, Edward A.; Hines, Harry B. (2004). "Observations of barred frog (Mixophyes spp.) tadpoles feeding on carrion in the wild". Herpetofauna 34 (2): 90–91.