Less common frogs of the Capital Region

Overview

All information contained in this section is taken 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

The frogs in this section are less common in our local region. However, Litoria latopalmata has been found during Frogwatch activities at the Cotter River Campground, along the Queanbeyan River and in West Belconnen (Strathnairn).

3 species

Litoria latopalmata (Broad-palmed Tree-frog)

Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata
Litoria latopalmata

Current conservation status: Uncommon. Not much is known about this frog. Family: Hylidae Appearance: Dorsal colour is typically of a light grey or brown, often with darker blotches and slightly raised warts. A broad stripe runs along the side of the head from the snout to above the shoulder. The ... Continue reading

Litoria lesueuri (Lesueur's Tree-frog)

Litoria lesueuri
Litoria lesueuri
Litoria lesueuri
Litoria lesueuri
Litoria lesueuri
Litoria lesueuri

Current conservation status: Uncommon, although no evidence to suggest decline. Family: Hylidae Appearance: Dorsal colour is typically a light grey or brown colour, sometimes with darker blotches. Males become a yellow colour during the breeding season. A dark stripe runs along the side of the hea... Continue reading

Pseudophryne bibronii (Brown Toadlet)

Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii
Pseudophryne bibronii

Current conservation status: Rare, an insufficiently known species. Anecdotal and survey evidence indicates widespread decline since 1980s. Its taxonomic status is uncertain. Family: Myobatrachidae Appearance: Small terrestrial frog. Dorsal colour varies from brown to light or dark grey, typically... Continue reading

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