Common frogs in the Capital Region

Overview

All information in this section is obtained from:

  • Lintermans, M. and Osborne, W. (2002) Wet & Wild. A Field Guide to the Freshwater Animals of the Southern Tablelands and High Country of the ACT and NSW. Environment ACT.
  • David Hunter (2014) Frogs : A Glovebox Guide To the Highlands, Tablelands and Slopes of Southern and Central New South Wales.
  • Amphibian Research Centre - Frogs of Australia database. http://frogs.org.au/frogs/species

9 species

Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet)

Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera
Crinia parinsignifera

Current conservation status: Common. Evidence to suggest large population fluctuations. Family: Myobatrachidae Length: 30mm Appearance: Colour ranges from light to dark. The pattern on teh back is variable, ranging from individuals that are smooth and unpatterned to strongly marked and raised lon... Continue reading

Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet)

Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera
Crinia signifera

Current conservation status: Common, occupies a number of habitats. Family: Myobatrachidae Appearance: their colour is variable, ranging from grey-brown to reddish and can be smooth or covered in a series of ridges. All individuals have dark, triangular markings at the upper lips and darker bands ... Continue reading

Limnodynastes dumerilii (Eastern Banjo Frog)

Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii
Limnodynastes dumerilii

Eastern Banjo Frog, also known as Pobblebonk or Four-bob Frog, is a common and widespread burrowing frog. Current conservation status: Common, possibly declining. Family: Myobatrachidae Appearance:They are grey-brown in colour and have a white granular stripe from below the eye to above the base ... Continue reading

Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog)

Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii
Limnodynastes peronii

Brown-striped Frog, also known as Striped Marsh Frog, is a large wetland-dwelling frog and voracious hunter, this frog eats almost any animal smaller than itself, including small frogs. Current conservation status: Uncommon in ACT. Found in localised pockets, mostly in northern ACT. Family: Myoba... Continue reading

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog)

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis

Spotted Grass Frog is one of the most common frogs within its range. Occupies many types of habitat, widespread below 900 m in ACT. Current conservation status: Very common. Family: Myobatrachidae Appearance: A relatively large frog in the region, this species is conspicuously blotches in a neat ... Continue reading

Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog)

Litoria peronii
Litoria peronii
Litoria peronii
Litoria peronii
Litoria peronii
Litoria peronii

Person’s Tree-frog (Litoria peronii) has many common names due to its colour variability and its distinctive a high-pitched cackle call. Amongst its common names are Emerald-spotted Tree-frog, Emerald-speckled Tree-frog, Laughing Tree-frog and Maniacal-cackle frog. Male adult length: 44&ndash... Continue reading

Litoria verreauxii verreauxii (Whistling Tree-frog)

Litoria verreauxii verreauxii
Litoria verreauxii verreauxii
Litoria verreauxii verreauxii
Litoria verreauxii verreauxii
Litoria verreauxii verreauxii
Litoria verreauxii verreauxii

Whistling Tree-frog or Verreaux’s Tree-frog has two sub-species: Whistling Tree-frog (Litoria verreauxii verreauxii), widespread and common across eastern Australia, and Alpine Tree-frog (L. v. alpina), which has a very restricted range and has suffered massive declines. Current conservation ... Continue reading

Neobatrachus sudelli (Spotted Burrowing Frog)

Neobatrachus sudelli
Neobatrachus sudelli
Neobatrachus sudelli
Neobatrachus sudelli
Neobatrachus sudelli
Neobatrachus sudelli

Current conservation status: Uncommon, but perhaps more common than previously believed, due to secretive nature. Family: Myobatrachidae Appearance:They can be distringuished from other frogs of theregion by several features. The back of the frog has numerous small, raised wart-like bumps that giv... Continue reading

Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet)

Uperoleia laevigata
Uperoleia laevigata
Uperoleia laevigata
Uperoleia laevigata
Uperoleia laevigata
Uperoleia laevigata

Current conservation status: Common Family: Myobatrachidae Appearance: It has a noticable warty appearance, and can be identified by the presence of a conspicuous orange patch behind the front of each thigh. These patches may be "flash markings" intended to frighten potential predators. Paratoid g... Continue reading

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