Current conservation status: Common, occupies a number of habitats.
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 on the hind legs. The underside of the body is granular with a black and white blotched pattern.
Breeding: Breeds mainly during spring and winter (June to January). Calling is continuous throughout the day, but activity decreases considerably in cold nights.
Habitat: This species is found in a wide range of habitats, including marshes, ponds, seepages and farm dams, from sea-level to above 2000m altitude in the alpine zone.
Distribution: Very common and abundant in the region and in south-eastern Australia.
Biology: Male frogs begin calling regularly from pools during the wetter parts of winter and spring (later at higher altitudes). Each female lays up to 250 eggs, which are deposited on the bottom of pools or are attached to aquatic vegetation or submerged moss. Amplexus (mating) pairs may sometimes be found floating in small pools during the days. Tadpoles may be seen in high numbers in shallow pools from late spring until the end of summer. The newly metamorphosed frogs are very small, being about 7mm in body length. They grow rapidly during the warmer months and attain adult size the following summer. Adults prey on a diverse range of invertebrates including beetles, spiders and centipedes.
Call: A characteristic repeated clicking, "crick...crick...crick...crick..."".
Points of interestAMA100: Amaroo Pond ANB100: ANBG pond ANU012: Dickson/Clunies Ross DAM ANU018: Sullivans Creek, downstream of Burgmann College. ANU019: Creek Daley Rd/Ward Rd ANU020: Sullivans Creek Stepping Stones, Adjacent to Building 46. ANU021: Creek, near BLD 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 ARA017: Backyard Pond, Araba St, Aranda ARA100: William Hovell/Bindubi ARA200: Bindubi St Gate ARA300: Eastern Bush Dam BAD200: Badja River below Maggies Xing BAD300: Badja River Doghole BAD600: Badja River at Braidwood Road BAR020: Barracks Creek Dam 1 BAR050: Barracks Creek Dam 2 BAR200: Doyle Reserve N BAR201: Doyle Reserve S BIL100: Billabong Pond Watson BIN100: Farm dam Little Burra BIN110: Ditch alongside Farm Dam BIN200: Backyard Pond, BLA100: Blackey's Hill, Uriarra Rd. BLU100: Blundells Flat, Bog 1 BLU200: Blundells Flat, site 2 - small creekline BLU300: Condor Ck upstream BLU400: Condor Ck downstream BMT100: SW Dam BON100: Stranger Pond, Bonython BON200: Stranger Pond Bonython at BBQ shelter BRA100: Bradleys Creek, Upstream BRA200: Bradleys Creek, Downstream BRU100: AIS bike path drain BSW001: Banksia St Wetland 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 BUR350: Ireland Dam BUR400: Dam on Matthews property BUR500: NGARIGO Dam BUR600: Burra Creek BUR700: 259 BADGERY ROAD DAM CAP400: Molonglo River, Captains Flat south CAV100: Caves Quarry Dam CBR001: Callum Brae Site 1 CBR002: Callum Brae Site 2 CBR003: Callum Brae Site 3 CBR004: Callum Brae 4 CDD100: Bottom dam of Cecily Dignan Farm Dams CDD200: Top dam of Cecily Dignan Farm Dams CEQ100: Equestrian Park 1 CEQ200: Equestrian Park 2 CFR100: Molonglo River on Reynolds property, near Balcombe Hill CFR200: Hodgman's large dam CFR300: Molonglo off Capt Flat Rd CGH050: Hospital Ck 1 Namadgi CGH100: Hospital Ck 2 Namadgi CHC100: Calvary Hospital Drain3 , Bruce CHC101: Calvary Hospital Drain, Bruce CHC102: Calvary Hospital Drain, Bruce CHC200: Calvary Hospital Drain 2, Bruce CHC300: Calvary Hospital Pond CMC100: Cooleman Ridge Dam CMC150: Dam near Chapman Water Tank CMC600: Mt Neighbor Dam CMC700: Kambah BMX Park CME001: Kaleen Stormwater Drain CMM200: Gordon Stormwater Pond CMM350: Downriver from Lanyon Homestead 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 Ck confluence COB011: Cooma Back Ck Kerwan St COB012: Cooma Back Ck Showground COK100: Backyard Pond, Wybalena Grove, Cook CON100: Conder Wetland A CON110: Conder Wetland B COO001: Frog pond at Koskinan Property COO002: Dam at Koskinan Property COO013: Cooma Back Ck @ Lambie COO100: Kathner Street Dam COO350: Cooma Ck @ North Ridge COO400: Cooma Ck/Cooma Back Ck1 COO405: Cooma Ck/Cooma Back Ck 2 COO500: Cooma Ck Albert St COO580: Cooma Ck @ Skatepark COO610: Cooma Ck Egan St COO625: Cooma Ck Banksia Ln COR100: Corin Dam Rd pond COT100: Cotter Camp Ground COT150: Cotter below Corin Dam CRA300: Wells Stn/Gungahlin Dr CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 CTP450: Murrays Corner CTP500: Tanners Flat Ck CTP510: Tidbinbilla River CTT100: Lower Tuggeranong Ck CTT300: Upper Tuggeranong Ck DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam DIW100: Dickson Wetland DUC100: Duck Dam, Googong Dam Rd DUF200: Narrabundah Hill North DUF300: Bushfire memorial dam FAD100: Fadden Hills FAD150: Fadden, West Appel bog FAD200: Garden Pond, Decker Place, Fadden FAD300: Wanniassa Hills Dam FAD400: Wanniassa Nature Reserve (east) FAD500: Wanniassa Nature Reserve (North-east) FAR001: Farrer Ridge 1 FAR002: Farrer Ridge Dam 2 FAR003: Farrer Ridge drainage line FBM100: Glenloch Dam FBM200: Black Mtn Storage Yard FBM300: Black Mnt Path FBM400: Black Mountain Belconnen Way FBM500: Black Mnt SW FBP001: W-Belconnen Pond FER100: Fernhill Park 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 FGC010: Lake G/College Ck FGC020: College Ck Lawson FGC029: Fassifern pond FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Ck FGC031: Ginninderra Ck/Gooromon Ponds Ck FGC040: Diddums @ Lake G FGC045: Diddums Close - Lake G near Ginninderra Dr FGC050: UC Pantowara Rd FGC090: Ginninderra Ck Macgregor FGC091: Crago Place Billabong FGD005: John Knight Park FGD010: Lake G West FGD020: O'Connor Ridge Dam FGD030: AIS, Drain near bike path FGD035: AIS Wetland FGD040: Aranda Bushland Dam FGD050: Stormwater channel, back of Lyneham Ridge, Kaleen FGG010: Giralang Pond FGW100: Umbagong Eastern Boardwalk FGW150: Umbagong Park, Latham Western Boardwalk Bog FGW200: Latham, Herron Creek FLE100: Gungahin, Flemington Road Dam FLO200: Stormwater drainage channel, cnr Ginninderra Drive and Kingsford Smith Drive, Florey FMC020: QBN River @ Barracks Flat FMC040: Buttles Ck 1 QBN FMC045: Buttles Ck 2 QBN FMC050: Michelago Creek, Huy property FMC060: Levee Bank, Fisher St, Ainslie 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 1 FMC210: Mt Majura 2 FMC220: Mt Majura 3 FMC230: Mt Majura 4 Saddle FMD010: Hacket Water Tank 1 FMF320: J R Hope Park FMW010: David St Wetland FMW020: Dryandra St Wetland, Oconnor FOR001: Forde Wetland FOR002: Forde Pond FRA200: Edlington St Pond, Fraser FRA201: Halls Ck Fraser FSC100: Sullivans Creek at Flemington Rd, Mitchell FTB010: Bogong Ck FTD010: TNR Top Weir/Brolga Pond FTD015: TNR Vets Centre FTD120: TNR Boardwal FTD160: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Barbeque Swamp FTD165: TNR 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 FTR020: take out? Cotter Flats upper Cotter FTT010: Tuggeranong Homestead FYS100: Jerrabomberra Creek, CIT carpark, Fyshwick 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 GCC100: Condor Ck Brindabella Rd GFW002: Nicholls, Stormwater drain into Gungahlin Pond GFW005: John Knight Park - top pond GIN002: Ginninderra Ck Amaroo GIN005: Ginninderra Creek at Percival Hill Nature Reserve, Nicholls GIN007: Ginninderra Ck @ Barton Hwy GIN008: Ginninderra Creek downstream from GIN007 GIN009: Ginninderra Ck @ dam wall GIN024: Umbagong Stepping Stones 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: Valley Ponds West GUN110: Valley Ponds East GUN200: Burgman Anglican School Pond GUN300: Haystack Dam, gungahlin GUN400: Gundaroo Native Forest, Large Dam GUN500: Gundaroo River - Creek 1 GUN700: Denoon Street Drain HAL001: Halls Creek @ Showground HAL002: Halls Creek, Pony Club, Hall HAL011: Halls Creek Showgroud Bridge - North HAR001: Harrison pond HOS001: 175 Pollack Rd Hoskinstown Angus Adair's Farm ICH001: Illoura Paddock Dam ICH002: Illoura Paddock Creek Bridge ICH003: Illoura Creek below bridge ISA100: Backyard pond, Kaeppel Place, Isaacs JBD100: John Bisset Property Farm Dam No1, larger than No2 JBD200: John Bisset Property Farm Dam No2, smaller than No1 JBT001: Melba wetland @ BMX JER010: Jerrabomberra Creek Old Cooma Rd JER020: Jerrabomberra Ck Lanyon Dr JER100: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's JER110: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's - between JER100 and house JER300: Dairy Ck/Mill Ck JER310: Jerrabomberra Dairy Creek - Mill Creek JER320: 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 - btw billabong and industrial estate, WL#24 JER550: JWs - Jerra Creek @ board walk, WL#17 JER560: JWs - Fulica Hide, WL#16 JER570: JWs - Kelly's swamp south 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 JUM010: Jumping Creek, 400m upstream from Queanbeyan River Private Property KAL200: Creek leading into stormwater drain at Kaleen. KAL300: Diamantina Cresent Drainage Channel KAM100: Kama Horse Paddocks, Dam 1, off William Hovell drive, Aranda KAM150: North Kama, south dam KAM200: Kama Dam 2 KAM300: Kama Horse Paddocks, Dam 3, off William Hovell drive, Aranda KIP001: Kippax Creek, Holt 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 LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd River LWR200: Briar Sharrow Bridge LYW010: Lyneham Wetland MCQ100: McQuoids Creek MCQ150: McQuoids Creek Large Dam MCW001: McKellar wetland 1 MCW002: McKellar wetland 2 MCW010: Frog highway, drainage line between 2 McKellar wetlands MFL001: First pond from entrance MFL002: 2nd pond from entrance MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam MFL004: Mulligans Flat Site 4 MFL005: MFL006: Mulligans Flat Site 6 MFL007: Mulligans Flat Site 7 MFL008: Northeren Reserve MFL009: northern section of park MFL010: North side of Sutton Road MFL011: Largest dam South MFL012: near bird site 8 MFL013: SE dam near bird site 7 MFL014: Far east dam MFL015: East side of Mulligans Flat MFL016: Eastern reserve 1 MFL017: Eastern reserve 2 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 dam MFL055: pond near MFL005 MGC100: Murrumbidgee Golf Course MGC200: Murrumbidgee Golf Course swampy spot MIR100: Amaroo Ginninderra Crk MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetery MND100: Dam on Nixon Property MOL010: Molonglo River lagoon near River Street MOL200: Molonglo River, below Scrivener Dam wall MOL350: Misery Point MOL360: Happy Point MOL400: Coppins Crossing MOL450: Molonglo River downstream MOL600: Creek near Tannery Beard MOL602: Beard Creek 1 MOL605: Oaks Estate Rd Causeway MOL608: Molonglo River Downstream Old Bridge on Yass Rd Qbyn 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 MUR510: Murrumbidgee River at Billilingra Xing MYA050: Yarralumla Creek MYA100: Yarralumla Ck, Curtin Oval MYR100: Myrtle Rise, NAA100: Naas River causeway, Caloola Farm NAD011: Arboretum Main Dam NAD034: Cork oak dam Lot 34 NAD036: Larch Dam Forest 36 NAS100: STEP dam Lot 100 NBP001: Nursery Inlet S pond NBP002: Nursery Inlet N Pond NBP003: Royal Golf Club NPG100: Gundaroo Common, North 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 NUM090: Numeralla River Ford at Arnika 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 ORR200: Orroral Valley Nursery Swamp Trail. 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: Wildflower Triangle Dam PAR100: Parsons Property, Molonglo River at house. PAR200: Parsons Property, Molonglo River Site 2 PCF000: Cotter @ Thompsons Flat PCF001: Pierces Creek dam PCF002: 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 QBN002: Pond at Considine Close QBN009: 25 Lonergran Dr, Dodsworth QBN010: Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh QBN011: Mountain Rd Drainage Ditch QBN012: Mountain Rd Dam QBN430: Montgomery creek low bridge over Queanbeyan River QBN450: QBN River @ Doeberl 1 QBN455: QBN River @ Doeberl 2 QBN465: QBN River downstr @ Dane St QBN466: QBN River upstr @ Dane St QRS001: Queanbeyan Railway Station RBG001: Redbrow Gardens Lake RCD001: Rose Cottage paddock 8 RCD002: Rose Cottage paddock 7 RED100: Red Hill nature park, Davidson Hill RIP010: Cementary off Freestone Crescent Jerrabomberra RIV001: Riverview Dam Paddock Dam RIV002: Riverview River Paddock Dam RIV003: Riverview Conservation Area Dam SFF100: Stromlo Forest Dam SFF101: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam SHA001: 2792 Shannons Flat Road SMO100: take out? Smokers Flat STI100: Molonglo River at Murrumbidgee STP050: Strathnairn Gallery interim pond STP100: Strathnairn Main Pond STP150: Strathnairn Southern pond STR100: Strathhearn Dam, Gundaroo STW003: Florey Stormwater Drain, Melba STW009: West Belconnen Inflow SUT100: Dam 1, "Macrorrhyncha", Moseley Property, Sutton SUT101: Dam 2, "Macrorrhyncha", Moseley Property, Sutton SUT200: Amungula Creek, Gambles TSR SWA100: Fellows Pond, Ginninderra Crk TAL001: Tallulah Dam 1 TAY100: Mt Taylor 1 TAY200: Mt Taylor 2 TAY400: Mt Taylor Drainage Line adj Inkster TAY500: Mt Taylor Drainage Line adj Manheim TAY600: Mt Taylor Pond TBD001: Tannoch Brae Farm Dam TGC100: Glendale Crossing TGC300: Upper Gibralter Creek TGN200: Gudgenby River below Naas Xing TMC100: Middle Creek TOR100: Orroral River Campsite TRA100: Travica property TRC100: Rendevous Creek TSC100: Tuggeranong Sporting Club Dam 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 UMB100: Ginninderra Crk, Umbagong Carpark UMD003: Angle Crossing, Williamsdale UMD004: Tharwa Sandwash UMD005: Point Hut Crossing, Gordon UMD006: Kambah Poo UMD007: Casuarina Sands, Cotter UMS002: Scottsdale Gongoandra Ck above ford UMS003: Scottsdale Gungoandra ck @ shed UMS004: Scottsdale Top Dam URI001: Uriarra Road permanent frog site (35) URI002: Uriarra Road. Pine Plantation Dam URI003: Uriarra Road first dam from Coppins WAM002: Alice & Mario's Dam WAM003: Sylvia'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 Sarah's Wallaroo site WGC001: Woodhaven Golf Course XER001: Bottom Pond, CIT Weston XER003: Middle or Large Pond, CIT dept of Horticulture YFD100: Yuringa Farm Dam YRR100: Yass River Reserve BON300 Upper Stranger Bonython HMD000: O'Malley Pond JER515: JWs - end of billabong, WL#21 HOL110 Holder wetlands FGB001 Hollows Crescent FGB002 Refshauge Crescent CON002 Condor Ck near pines BLU005 - Condor @ Pabral Rd LEE001 - Lees at rock groynes COT010 Cotter @ Vanitys PCR003 - Pierces Crk near sediment side TMC110 Bogong Ck @ new gate
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