Eastern Banjo Frog, also known as Pobblebonk or Four-bob Frog, is a common and widespread burrowing frog.
Current conservation status: Common, possibly declining.
Appearance: They are grey-brown in colour and have a white granular stripe from below the eye to above the base of their front leg and a broad, dark band from the eye to the "ear". The legs are thick-set. There is a large raised lump on the outside of each thigh and on the underside of each foot for digging.
Length: up to 85mm
Breeding: Breeds from September to early Januar, particularly after heavy rain.
Habitat: This species is rarely seen because for much of the time they remain hidden in short burrows in the ground. However, on wet summer evenings they may be observed sitting on the road surface. They are often discovered in soil deliveries to urban gardens as they have a habit of burrowing into soft soil.
Distribution: Widly distributed and common throughout lowland areas in the region and south-eastern Australia. In the ACT mostly found in the northern parts.
Biology: Females lay up to 4,000 eggs in a conspicuous, floating, foamy mass with a diameter of about 12-18cm. The tadpoles are large and easy to identify because of their light brown colouration and the presence of numerous pale blotches on the tail. In high altitude, tadpoles can take up to two summers to reach metamorphis.
Call: Their call sounds like a deep, slow repeated "thud"or "bonk" when calling from the water, or a loud "toc" if calling from land.
Points of interestAMA100: Upper Ginninderra Creek, Amaroo 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. ANU042: Constructed pond, adjacent to Dickson Rd Carpark, Acton ARA100: Aranda Paddock Dam, adjacent to William Hovell Drive. ARA200: Dam near gate on Bindubi Street and straight N of ARA100 BAD200: Badja River below Maggies Xing BAD600: Badja River at Braidwood Road 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 BIN100: Farm dam Little Burra BMT100: Black Mountain Dam SW BON100: Stranger Pond, Bonython BON200: Stranger Pond Bonython at BBQ shelter BRA100: Bradleys Creek, Upstream BRA200: Bradleys Creek, Downstream BSW001: Banksia Street Wetland - Oconnor BUN100: Elmslea water quality ponds, Bungendore BUN200: Elmslea Estate Pond, Bungendore BUR600: Burra Creek CAP200: Butterfield Property Site B Dam CAP400: Molonglo River, Captains Flat south CAV100: Caves Quarry Dam, Pierce's Creek Forest CBR002: Callum Brae Site 2 CBR003: Callum Brae Site 3 CBR004: Callum Brae Site 4 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 CMC600: Mount Neighbor Horse Paddock Dam 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 COB010: Cooma Back Creek at confluence COB011: Cooma Back Creek at Kerwan Street COB012: Cooma Back Creek at Showground 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 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 COT100: Cotter Camp Ground 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 DUF300: Dam near bushfire memorial FAD100: Fadden Hills Silt Pond FAD300: Wanniassa Hills Dam 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 FER100: Fernhill Technology Park pond, Bruce FER200: Fernleigh Park at Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge FGC006: Ginninderra Creek at Spain Place footbridge, Evatt FGC007: Ginninderra Creek, at Ginninderra Drive, Flynn FGC009: Jarramlee Pond Dunlop FGC010: Lake Ginninderra and College Creek Junction, Lawson FGC020: College Creek, Lawson FGC029: Fassifern pond FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Creek, Dunlop FGC031: Ginninderra Ck above confluence with Gooromon Ponds Ck FGC040: Diddums Close beach, Lake G FGC050: UC Pantowara Rd FGC090: Ginninderra Creek, Macgregor FGC091: Ginninderra Creek Billabong, at Macgregor, via Crago Place FGD005: John Knight Park Pond, Belconnen FGD030: AIS, Drain near bike path FGD040: Aranda Bushland Dam FGG010: Giralang Pond, Giralang FGW100: Umbagong Park, Latham, Eastern Boardwalk Bog FGW150: Umbagong Park, Latham Western Boardwalk Bog FGW200: Latham, Herron Creek FLO200: Stormwater drainage channel, cnr Ginninderra Drive and Kingsford Smith Drive, Florey FMC010: Pinnacle Dam FMC020: Queanbeyan River at River Reserve Barracks Flat FMC040: Buttles Creek, Queanbeyan aka BUT095 FMC045: Buttles creek Queanbeyan FMC050: Michelago Creek, Huy property FMC140: Mt Majura drainage line, middle. Rocky section. 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 FOR001: Forde Wetland between Horse Park Drive and Neil Harris Cres FOR002: Forde Pond FRA200: Edlington St Pond, Fraser FRA201: Halls Creek, Fraser FTB010: Bogong Creek, Namadgi National Park FTD010: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Top Weir/Brolga Pond FTD015: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Vets Centre 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 FTD250: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Flints(?), smaller dam at bottom FTP100: Isabella Pond FTR010: Orroral River Campsite, Namadgi NP FTR020: take out? Cotter Flats, upper Cotter River, Namadgi NP GAR200: Garuwanga site 2, hooded robin dam, Nimmatabel GAR300: Garuwanga site 3, Kydra River, Nimatabel GAR400: Garuwanga site 4, Winnifred Creek, Nimatabel GFW002: Nicholls, Stormwater drain into Gungahlin Pond GFW005: John Knight Park - top pond GFW008: Kippax Creek very close to KIP001- GIN002: Amaroo, Footbridge at Mirrabei Drive GIN007: Ginninderra Creek d/s of Barton Highway, Giralang GIN024: Ginninderra Creek at Umbagong Stepping Stones, Latham GOG001: Googong Dam, Tin Hut Dam GOG002: Googong Dam, Willow Crossing GOG005: Googong Burra Creek, Homestead Crossing GUN100: Gungahlin Scout Hall Dam GUN110: Gungahlin Scout Hall Dam EAST, GUN600: Gundaroo Native Forest, Small Dam HAL001: Halls Creek Showground Bridge, Hall HAL002: Halls Creek, Pony Club, Hall HAL011: Halls Creek Showgroud Bridge - North HOL100: Holder drainage channel ICH001: Illoura Paddock Dam 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 JER500: JWs - Kelly's swamp @ Bittern Birdhide, WL#19 KIP001: Kippax Creek, Holt LDM100: Lookout Dam, Holt LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site LWR200: Briar Sharrow Bridge 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: MFL007: Mulligans Flat Site 7 MFL009: northern section of park MFL010: North side of Sutton Road MFL011: Large dam near southern border MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MFL014: most easterly dam in park MFL015: East side of Mulligans Flat MFL017: Eastern side of reserve MFL018: In gully at foot of hill MFL055: pond near MFL005 MGC100: Murrumbidgee Golf Course MIR100: Drain into Ginninderra Crk MND100: Dam on Nixon Property MOL250: Clos Crossing MOL400: Coppins Crossing MOL450: Molonglo River Park, western and most downstream FW site MOL602: Beard Creek 1 MOL609: Molonglo River Upstream Old Bridge on Yass Rd Qbyn MUR100: Top dam on Lewis property, 'Gang Gang", Murrumbateman MUR200: Chain of ponds on Lewis property "Gang Gang', Murrumbateman MUR250: Lake Kevin MYA050: Yarralumla Creek MYA100: Yarralumla Ck, Curtin Oval MYR300: Top dam at Myrtle Rise, Hall NAA100: Naas River causeway, Caloola Farm NPG100: North Paddock Dam, Gundaroo Common 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 NUM220: Numeralla River at Murrumbidgee River confluence NUM999: Lake Numerella ORA001: Orana School Drainage Gully ORA002: Orana School Dam ORR100: Orroral Valley: Rock waterfall Stream, Namadgi NP OSR001: Dam 1. Front gate OSR002: Dam 2 OSR005: Dam 5. Hidden Dam OSR006: Dam 6 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 PCF002: Pierces Creek PIN100: Pinnacle Dam, Hawker PIP010: Pipeline Creek Reserve, Jerrabomberra 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 PNG300: Driveway Dam, Pinenut Grove QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh QBN430: Montgomery creek low bridge over Queanbeyan River QBN450: Queanbeyan River at Doeberl Reserve QBN455: Queanbeyan River adj Barracks Flat Drive east of Doerbel St. QBN465: Queanbeyan River adj Dane St QBN466: Queanbeyan River adj Dane St RBG001: Redbrow Gardens Lake RCD001: Rose Cottage horse paddock 8 and Dam RCD002: Rose Cottage paddock 7 dam SFF100: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam STI100: Molonglo River at Murrumbidgee STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond STR100: Strathhearn Dam, Gundaroo STW003: Florey Stormwater Drain, Melba SUT100: Dam 1, "Macrorrhyncha", Moseley Property, Sutton SUT200: Amungula Creek, Gambles TSR SWA100: Fellows Pond, Ginninderra Crk TAL001: Tallulah Dam 1 TAY200: Mt Taylor Dam 2 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 TUG100: North-East Lake Tuggeronong UCM300: Mulligans Flat UC Site 3 UHD015: Urila Home Dam, UMB100: Ginninderra Crk, Umbagong Carpark UMD005: Point Hut Crossing, Gordon UMS002: Scottsdale Gongoandra Creek, above ford WAM001: Wamboin Community Centre Dam WAM003: Sylvia's Dam WAM004: CEASED!!!!! Sally's Dam WAM005: Merran's Pond, Bywong WAN001: Dam at 232 Wanna Wanna Road WEE004: Weetalabah - site 4 WEE100: Weemalla, Fairview Rd, Wallaroo Sarah's site WIS100: Wisewood Dam, Gundaroo 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 YRR100: Yass River Reserve, Gundaroo BON300 Upper Stranger Pond Bonython
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