￼The Magnificent Brood Frog has a snout-
The advertisement call is a short, squelch-
The tadpole is quite distinctive, appearing generally black with dark pigmentation on the upper fin and on the distal third of the lower fin. At the stage when limbs develop on the tadpole, a distinct pale patch forms where the tail meets the body. This darkens to a light yellow as the tail is resorbed. Magnificent Brood metamorphs can be distinguished from other species by the distinctive pale yellow marking above the cloaca and cream-
The Magnificent Brood Frog is known from a small area near Ravenshoe, north Queensland where it has been found at 22 discrete sites with 36 populations. All records of the species have been from above 800 m altitude.
The Magnificent Brood Frog has a limited extent of occurrence, approximately 250 km². The area of occupancy for the Magnificent Brood Frog is less than 50 ha.