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.
Appearance: A relatively large frog in the region, this species is conspicuously blotches in a neat pattern of dark and light markings. Many individuals have a distinctive red or orange stripe down the centre of the back. A line of white granular tissue runs from beneath the eye to above the back leg.
Length: up to 50mm
Breeding: Calls from September to March.
Habitat: Prefers stading water, including roadside ditches, marshes, swamps, lakes and ponds. Areas with considerable flooded vegetation, such as tussocks and sedges, provide ideal habitat. During dry weather they shelter in deep cracks in the clays of the dry wetlands, beneath large logs and in the base of grass tussocks.
Distribution: An abundant species occuring in farmland and lower elevation woodland throughout the region.
Biology: Male frogs call while floating in the water. The egg mass is distinctive, consisting of a small, round, floating, white foamy nest that is usually attached to emergent vegetation.
Call: A conspicuous "uck..uck...uck" that sounds a little bit like a toy machine gun.
Points of interestAMA100: Upper Ginninderra Creek, Amaroo Pond AMH100: Anke Maria's Pond ANB100: National Botanic Gardens ANU012: Dickson Rd/Clunies Ross Str. dam ANU019: Sullivans Creek near corner of Daley Rd and Ward Rd ANU020: Sullivans Creek Stepping Stones, Adjacent to Building 46. ANU021: Creek, next to building 45. ANU022: Creek, upstream of University Ave bridge ANU023: Sullivans Creek, downstream of Barry Drive GPT ANU042: Constructed pond, adjacent to Dickson Rd Carpark, Acton ANU22B: Sullivans Creek, upstream of University Ave bridge ARA100: Aranda Paddock Dam, adjacent to William Hovell Drive. ARA200: Dam near gate on Bindubi Street and straight N of ARA100 ARA300: Aranda bush dam BAR020: Upper Dam, west arm Barracks Creek QBN BAR050: Lower Dam, west arm Barracks Creek QBN BAR200: Doyle Reserve, QBN BAR201: Barracks Flat Neighborhood Park, south of Barracks Flat Drive BIL100: Billabong Park stormwater retention pond, Watson BIN100: Farm dam Little Burra BIN110: Ditch alongside Farm Dam BIN200: Backyard Pond, BLA100: Blackey's Hill, Uriarra Rd. BLU200: Blundells Flat, site 2 - small creekline BMT100: Black Mountain Dam SW BON100: Stranger Pond, Bonython BRA100: Bradleys Creek, Upstream BRA200: Bradleys Creek, Downstream BSW001: Banksia Street Wetland - Oconnor BUN100: Elmslea water quality ponds, Bungendore BUN200: Elmslea Estate Pond, Bungendore BUR100: Dam at 80 Hilltop Rd, Burra BUR200: Dam at front of 84 Hilltop Rd, Burra BUR300: Ireland Pond BUR350: Ireland Dam BUR400: Dam on Matthews property BUR500: NGARIGO Dam BUR700: 259 BADGERY ROAD DAM CAP100: Butterfield Property Site A Dam CAP200: Butterfield Property Site B Dam CAP400: Molonglo River, Captains Flat south CAV100: Caves Quarry Dam, Pierce's Creek Forest CBR001: Callum Brae Site 1 CBR002: Callum Brae Site 2 CBR003: Callum Brae Site 3 CBR004: Callum Brae Site 4 CDD100: Bottom dam of Cecily Dignan Farm Dams CDD200: Top dam of Cecily Dignan Farm Dams CEQ100: Canberra Equestrian Park, Pond 1, Chapman. CEQ200: Canberra Equestrian Park, Pond 2, Chapman. CFR100: Molonglo River on Reynolds property, near Balcombe Hill CFR200: Hodgman Property, large dam CFR300: Molonglo River, just off Captains Flat Rd CGH050: Hospital Creek, Namadgi National Park CHC100: Calvary Hospital Drain3 , Bruce CHC102: Calvary Hospital Drain, Bruce CHC200: Calvary Hospital Drain 2, Bruce CHC300: Calvary Hospital Pond CMC100: Cooleman Ridge, Old Dam CMC150: Dam near Chapman Water Tank CMC600: Mount Neighbor Horse Paddock Dam CMC700: Vikings BMX Park, Kambah CMM200: Stormwater Settling Pond, Gordon CMM350: Downriver from Lanyon Homestead CMM900: Murrumbigee River at Mittagang Road Xing CMW500: Weston Creek Sediment Pond- former cross pollutant trap CMW510: 50m downstream from CMW500 CMW550: Adjacent to Weston Creek Gross Pollutant Trap COB010: Cooma Back Creek at confluence COB011: Cooma Back Creek at Kerwan Street COB012: Cooma Back Creek at Showground COK100: Backyard Pond, Wybalena Grove, Cook CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A CON110: Conder Wetlands, pond B COO001: Frog pond at Koskinan Property COO002: Dam at Koskinan Property COO013: Cooma Back Creek at Lambie Gorge COO100: Cooleman Ridge, North-west Dam, off Kathner Street COO350: Cooma Creek at North Ridge COO400: Cooma Creek downstream of confluence with Cooma back Creek COO405: Cooma creek upstream of Cooma Back Creek confluence COO500: Cooma Creek at Albert St COO580: Cooma Creek at Skatepark COO610: Cooma Creek at Egan Street COO625: Cooma Creek at Banksia Lane CRA300: Crace, Wells Station and Gungahlin Dr CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 CTP450: Murrays Corner CTP500: Tanners Flat Creek Bridge CTP510: Tidbinbilla River on Paddy's River Road CTT100: Lower Tuggeranong Creek CTT300: Upper Tuggeranong Creek, Theodore DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam DIW100: Dickson Wetland, Hawdon Street DUC100: Duck Dam, Googong Dam Rd DUF100: Narrabundah Hill, Southern dam DUF200: Narrabundah Hill, North Dam DUF300: Dam near bushfire memorial FAD100: Fadden Hills Silt Pond FAD150: Fadden, West Appel bog FAD300: Wanniassa Hills Dam FAD400: Wanniassa Nature Reserve (east) FAD500: Wanniassa Nature Reserve (North-east) FAR001: Farrer Ridge Dam 1 FAR002: Farrer Ridge Dam 2 FBM100: Glenloch interchange dam FBM200: Black Mountain Storage Yard Pool FBM300: Black Mountain Path Pool FBM400: Black Mountain Dam Belconnen Way FBM500: Black Mountain, Fire Trail dam SW FBP001: West Belconnen Pond. GPT Outflow Point FER100: Fernhill Technology Park pond, Bruce FER200: Fernleigh Park at Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge FGC009: Jarramlee Pond Dunlop FGC029: Fassifern pond FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Creek, Dunlop FGC031: Ginninderra Ck above confluence with Gooromon Ponds Ck FGC050: UC Pantowara Rd FGC090: Ginninderra Creek, Macgregor FGC091: Ginninderra Creek Billabong, at Macgregor, via Crago Place FGC100: Lucy's Backyard FGD005: John Knight Park Pond, Belconnen FGD010: Lake Ginninderra West side FGD020: Oconnor Ridge Dam FGD030: AIS, Drain near bike path FGD040: Aranda Bushland Dam FGD050: Stormwater channel, back of Lyneham Ridge, Kaleen FGG010: Giralang Pond, Giralang FGW100: Umbagong Park, Latham, Eastern Boardwalk Bog FGW150: Umbagong Park, Latham Western Boardwalk Bog FGW200: Latham, Herron Creek FLE100: Gungahin, Flemington Road Dam FLO100: Backyard Pond, Florey Drive, Macgregor FLO200: Stormwater drainage channel, cnr Ginninderra Drive and Kingsford Smith Drive, Florey FMC020: Queanbeyan River at River Reserve Barracks Flat FMC040: Buttles Creek, Queanbeyan aka BUT095 FMC045: Buttles creek Queanbeyan FMC100: Levee bank, Fisher St Ainslie Identical with FMC060 need to be fused!!! FMC120: Mt Majura drainage line, downstream. Swamp near transact pole. FMC140: Mt Majura drainage line, middle. Rocky section. FMC160: Mt Majura drainage line, upstream. At grey stump. FMC180: Mt Majura, Grassy swampy section of creek FMC200: Mt Majura Dam, bottom, via McKenzie St. FMC210: Mt Majura Nature Reserve, top dam, via McKenzie St FMC220: Mt Majura Dam, lower, via Jukes St FMC230: Mt Majura dam at saddle - Doogie Dam FMD010: Hacket Water Tank 1 FMF320: Justice Robert Hope Park Dam FMW010: David St Wetland, Oconnor FMW020: Dryandra St Wetland, Oconnor FOR001: Forde Wetland between Horse Park Drive and Neil Harris Cres FOR002: Forde Pond FRA200: Edlington St Pond, Fraser FRA201: Halls Creek, Fraser FSC100: Sullivans Creek at Flemington Rd, Mitchell FTB010: Bogong Creek, Namadgi National Park FTD010: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Top Weir/Brolga Pond FTD015: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Vets Centre FTD020: Fantail Pond, "Warriwillah', Michelago FTD120: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Boardwalk Pond FTD160: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Barbeque Swamp FTD165: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Bottom Dam FTD200: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Flints(?), large dam at top FTD220: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Sheedy's Picnic Area FTD250: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Flints(?), smaller dam at bottom FTP100: Isabella Pond FTR010: Orroral River Campsite, Namadgi NP FTT010: Tuggeranong Homestead FYS200: DFO Dam, Fyshwick GAR100: Garuwanga site 1, home dam, Nimmatabel GAR200: Garuwanga site 2, hooded robin dam, Nimmatabel GAR300: Garuwanga site 3, Kydra River, Nimatabel GAR400: Garuwanga site 4, Winnifred Creek, Nimatabel GBY100: Backyard Pond, Fleetwood Smith St, Nicholls GFW002: Nicholls, Stormwater drain into Gungahlin Pond GIN002: Amaroo, Footbridge at Mirrabei Drive GIN007: Ginninderra Creek d/s of Barton Highway, Giralang GIN008: Ginninderra Creek downstream from GIN007 GIN100: Gungahlin Marketplace Dam and small pond GOG001: Googong Dam, Tin Hut Dam GOG002: Googong Dam, Willow Crossing GOG003: Googong Dam, Plummers Dam GOG004: Burra Leaky Dam GOG005: Googong Burra Creek, Homestead Crossing GUN001: Gungahlin Pond GUN100: Gungahlin Scout Hall Dam GUN110: Gungahlin Scout Hall Dam EAST, GUN200: Burgman Anglican School Pond GUN300: Haystack Dam, gungahlin GUN400: Gundaroo Native Forest, Large Dam GUN500: Gundaroo River - Creek 1 GUN600: Gundaroo Native Forest, Small Dam GUN700: Denoon Street Drain HAC100: Private pond 96 Rivett St, Hackett HAL001: Halls Creek Showground Bridge, Hall HAL002: Halls Creek, Pony Club, Hall HAL011: Halls Creek Showgroud Bridge - North HAN100: Backyard Pond, 49A Hannan Cr, Ainslie HAR001: Harrison pond HOL100: Holder drainage channel HOS001: 175 Pollack Rd Hoskinstown Angus Adair's Farm ICH001: Illoura Paddock Dam ICH003: Illoura Creek below bridge ISA200: Backyard Pond, Sheperdson Place, Isaacs JBD100: John Bisset Property Farm Dam No1, larger than No2 JBD200: John Bisset Property Farm Dam No2, smaller than No1 JER010: Jerrabomberra Creek Old Cooma Rd JER100: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's JER110: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's - between JER100 and house JER300: Jerrabomberra Dairy Creek - Mill Creek JER500: JWs - Kelly's swamp @ Bittern Birdhide, WL#19 JER510: JWs - East of billabong, WL#22 JER520: JWs - Billabong, WL#21 JER530: JWs - Silt trap north, WL#18 JER540: JWs - between billabong and industrial estate, WL#24 JER550: JWs - Jerra Creek Bridge done from board walk, WL#17 JER560: JWs - Fulica Hide, WL#16 JER570: JWs - Kelly's swamp, southern end, WL#19 JER580: JWs - Silt trap, inflow, WL#18 JER610: JWs - Shoveller Pond, WL#12 JER630: JWs - Paleo channel area, WL#3 JER640: JWs - Paleo Channel, WL#1 JER650: JWs - Peninsula Split, WL#16 JER660: JWs - Sewer Pond (near pump station) KAL200: Creek leading into stormwater drain at Kaleen. KAL300: Diamantina Cresent Drainage Channel KAM150: North Kama, south dam KAM200: Kama Horse Paddocks, Dam 2, off William Hovell drive, Aranda KAM300: Kama Horse Paddocks, Dam 3, off William Hovell drive, Aranda KIP001: Kippax Creek, Holt LAW100: Lawrence Pond, Higgins LBE100: Beacon Place house dam, Little Burra Estate, Googong LBE200: Montague Place dam, Little Burra Estate, Googong LBE300: Dam at entrance to Little Burra Estate, Googong LDM100: Lookout Dam, Holt LGC001: Nerin Nerin Ck, Lake George, Federal HWY Lookout LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site LWR200: Briar Sharrow Bridge LYW010: Lyneham Wetland MCQ100: McQuoids Creek MCQ150: McQuoids Creek Large Dam MCW001: McKellar wetland, constructed 2000 MCW002: McKellar wetland, constructed 2004 MCW010: Frog highway, drainage line between 2 McKellar wetlands MFL001: First pond from entrance MFL002: Second pond from entrance MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam MFL004: Mulligans Flat Site 4 MFL005: MFL006: Mulligans Flat Site 6 MFL007: Mulligans Flat Site 7 MFL008: In northern section of park, MFL009: northern section of park MFL010: North side of Sutton Road MFL011: Large dam near southern border MFL012: near bird site number 8 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MFL014: most easterly dam in park MFL015: East side of Mulligans Flat MFL016: Eastern end of reserve MFL017: Eastern side of reserve MFL018: In gully at foot of hill MFL019: Mulligans Flat Site 19 MFL020: near bird site 5 MFL021: near site 20 MFL022: MFL023: Daisy Gate Small dam MFL055: pond near MFL005 MGC100: Murrumbidgee Golf Course MGC200: Murrumbidgee Golf Course swampy spot MIR100: Drain into Ginninderra Crk MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell MIT200: Hibberson St Pond, Mitchell MND100: Dam on Nixon Property MOL300: Southwells Crossing MOL350: Misery Point MOL600: Creek near Tannery Beard MOL602: Beard Creek 1 MOL605: Molonglo River Downstream at Oaks Estate Rd Causeway MOL606: Molonglo River Upstream at Oaks Estate Rd Causeway MUR010: Jones Park MUR100: Top dam on Lewis property, 'Gang Gang", Murrumbateman MUR200: Chain of ponds on Lewis property "Gang Gang', Murrumbateman MUR250: Lake Kevin MUR310: Murrumbrae Site 2, 701 Murrumbateman Rd, Murrumbateman MUR510: Murrumbidgee River at Billilingra Xing MYA050: Yarralumla Creek MYA100: Yarralumla Ck, Curtin Oval MYR100: Myrtle Rise, MYR300: Top dam at Myrtle Rise, Hall NAA100: Naas River causeway, Caloola Farm NAD011: National Arboretum Dam NAD034: National Arboretum Dam near Cork oak Lot 34 NAD036: National Arboretum Larch Dam Forest 36 NAS100: Southern Tablelands Enviro Park NBP001: Southern pond at Nursery Inlet NBP002: Northern pond at Nursery Inlet NBP003: Royal Golf Club pond, off Lady Denman Dr NPG100: North Paddock Dam, Gundaroo Common NUM040: Numeralla River Mt Forest Xing NUM050: Numeralla River Stokes’ Xing NUM060: Kybeyan River at Numeralla River confluence NUM070: Numeralla River below Kybeyan River confluence NUM080: Numeralla River below Badja River confluence NUM100: Numeralla River PP Board Xing NUM200: Numeralla River West NUM220: Numeralla River at Murrumbidgee River confluence NUM999: Lake Numerella OMA040: East O'Malley Creek (wallangara Creek) ORA001: Orana School Drainage Gully ORA002: Orana School Dam ORA003: Orana Kindergarten Carpark Pond/depression ORD001: OConnor Ridge Drain ORR100: Orroral Valley: Rock waterfall Stream, Namadgi NP OSR001: Dam 1. Front gate OSR002: Dam 2 OSR003: Dam 3. Big back dam OSR004: Dam 4 Swim Dam OSR005: Dam 5. Hidden Dam OSR006: Dam 6 PAI200: Mt Painter, Wildflower Triangle Dam PAR100: Parsons Property, Molonglo River at house. PAR200: Parsons Property, Molonglo River Site 2 PCF000: Cotter River at Thompsons Flat PCF001: Dam near Pierces Creek PIN010: Backyard pond, Ambalindum St, Hawker PIN100: Pinnacle Dam, Hawker PIP010: Pipeline Creek Reserve, Jerrabomberra PLM100: Laver Farm Dam 1 PLM200: Laver Farm Dam 2 PLM300: Laver Farm, Gully Dam PLM310: Laver Farm, Gully Dam - 100m upstream from PLM300 PLM400: Laver Farm Dam 3 (on adjacent property) PNG100: Pinenut Grove House Dam PNG200: Pinenut Grove Pond PNG300: Driveway Dam, Pinenut Grove PVB100: Billabong QBN002: Pond at Considine Close QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh QBN011: Mountain Rd Drainage Ditch QBN012: Mountain Rd Dam QBN430: Montgomery creek low bridge over Queanbeyan River QBN455: Queanbeyan River adj Barracks Flat Drive east of Doerbel St. QBN465: Queanbeyan River adj Dane St QBN466: Queanbeyan River adj Dane St RCD001: Rose Cottage horse paddock 8 and Dam RCD002: Rose Cottage paddock 7 dam RIP010: Cementary off Freestone Crescent Jerrabomberra RIV001: Riverview Dam Paddock Dam RIV002: Riverview River Paddock Dam RIV003: Riverview Conservation Area Dam SFF100: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam SFF101: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam SHA001: 2792 Shannons Flat Road STP050: Strathnairn Gallery interim pond STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond STP150: Strathnairn Gallery Southern pond STP200: Strathnairn Gallery small pond/ditch STR100: Strathhearn Dam, Gundaroo STW003: Florey Stormwater Drain, Melba SUT100: Dam 1, "Macrorrhyncha", Moseley Property, Sutton SUT101: Dam 2, "Macrorrhyncha", Moseley Property, Sutton SUT200: Amungula Creek, Gambles TSR TAL001: Tallulah Dam 1 TAY100: Mt Taylor Dam 1 TAY200: Mt Taylor Dam 2 TAY600: Mt Taylor Pond TBD001: Tannoch Brae Farm Dam TGC100: Glendale Crossing, Namadgi NP TGN200: Gudgenby River below Naas Crossing TMC100: Middle Creek, Namadgi NP TOR100: Orroral River Campsite, Namadgi NP TRA100: Travica property, Gundaroo. Lower Dam TRC100: Rendevous Creek, Namadgi NP TSC100: Tuggeranong Sporting Club Dam TSR048: Gundaroo-Gunning Road TUG100: North-East Lake Tuggeronong UBD015: Urila Bottom Dam UCM100: Mulligans Flat UC Site 1 UCM200: Mulligans Flat UC Site 2 UCM300: Mulligans Flat UC Site 3 UCP100: UC depression near playschool UHD015: Urila Home Dam, UMS002: Scottsdale Gongoandra Creek, above ford UMS003: Scottsdale, Gungoandra creek, at shed UMS004: Scottsdale, Top Dam, URI002: Uriarra Road. Pine Plantation Dam WAM001: Wamboin Community Centre Dam WAM002: Alice & Mario's Dam WAM004: CEASED!!!!! Sally's Dam WAN001: Dam at 232 Wanna Wanna Road WEE001: Weetalabah, QBN WEE002: Weetalabah - site 2 WEE004: Weetalabah - site 4 WEE100: Weemalla, Fairview Rd, Wallaroo Sarah's site WGC001: Woodhaven Golf Course XER001: Bottom Pond, CIT Weston XER002: Top Pond, CIT dept of Horticulture, Weston XER003: Middle or Large Pond, CIT dept of Horticulture YAS100: Miles Franklin Park, Yass YFD100: Yuringa Farm Dam YRR100: Yass River Reserve, Gundaroo BON300 Upper Stranger Pond Bonython JER515: JWs - end of billabong, WL#21 HOL110 Holder wetlands site, btw Cotter Rd and Dixon Dr FGB001 Hollows Crescent Pond FGB002 Refshauge Crescent Pond West Belconnen STP040: Ginninderry Stormwater pond 1
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