Native frogs are an ancient branch of the frog family and all are totally protected. Small groups are to be found in only a few locations. They are nocturnal. Eggs are laid under stones, logs and damp places. The tadpoles form and grow inside the egg capsule and after about six weeks they hatch as tiny frogs. These frogs will catch and swallow any moving bug on the forest floor (spiders, beetles and moths). None of these native frogs have external ear drums. If disturbed these frogs emit a small chirping sound.