Crinia parinsignifera

Overview

Family
Myobatrachidae
Species
Crinia parinsignifera
Common name
Plains Froglet
Appearance

Colour ranges from light coloured to dark. The pattern on the back is variable, ranging from individuals that are smooth and unpatterned to strongly marked raised longitudinal ridges and bumps.

Length
30mm
Breeding

Throughout the year, but mainly from August to November.

Habitat

Prefers to breed in deep, permanent pools. It has benefited from the proliferation of farm dams in the region and can be found around the edges of dams, swamps and other wetlands. This species prefers standing water, but may sometimes be heard calling from slow moving stretches of some steams and rivers.

Distribution

Very common in the region, and is particularly associated with farm dams. It is distributed predominantly in the open country and plains, and is found only below about 800m altitude.

Biology

Male frogs call from amongst vegetation at the waters edge or emergent vegetation. Within these habitats they shelter under logs and other debris, usually in moist depressions or near water. It is not uncommon to find dozens of individuals under one log or rock. Eggs and tadpoles are aquatic and can be found in ponds, dams, swamps, flooded grassland, hitches and hollows.

Call description

A slightly drawn out "wwrreeekk", repeated regularly.

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