Hochstetters frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri) is one of only four endemic frog species within New Zealand. Here we describe the first 11 polymorphic microsatellite loci for this species developed using high-throughput genomic sequencing technology. Genetic diversity was assessed in 34 individuals sampled from a single location. We also tested these in the critically threatened L. hamiltoni, which may number fewer than 150 frogs, with six markers showing amplification.
Clay, C., Gleeson, D., Howitt, R., Lawrence, H., Abdelkrim, J., & Gemmell, N. (2010). Characterisation of microsatellite markers for the primitive New Zealand frog, Leiopelma hochstetteri. Conservation Genetics Resources, 2, 301-303. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12686-010-9211-8