Current conservation status: Common. Evidence to suggest large population fluctuations.
Appearance: Colour ranges from light to dark. The pattern on the back is variable, ranging from individuals that are smooth and unpatterned to strongly marked and raised longitudinal stripes and bumps.
Breeding: throughout the year but mainly between August and 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 streams 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 800m altitude.
Biology: Male frogs call from amongst vegetation at the water's edge or emergent vegetation. Within these habitats they shelter under logs and other debris, usually in moist depressions or near the 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 slight drawn out "wwrreeeeekk", repeated regularly.
Points of interestAMA100: Upper Ginninderra Creek, Amaroo Pond ANU004: Dickson Rd Carpark ANU012: Dickson Rd/Clunies Ross Str. dam 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 ARA017: Backyard Pond, Araba St, Aranda 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 BLA100: Blackey's Hill, Uriarra Rd. BMT100: Black Mountain Dam SW BON100: Stranger Pond, Bonython BON200: Stranger Pond Bonython at BBQ shelter BON300 Upper Stranger Pond Bonython BRA100: Bradleys Creek, Upstream BRA200: Bradleys Creek, Downstream BRU100: Agar St, Bruce. 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 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 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 CMC750: Fisher Dam, Fisher CMM200: Stormwater Settling Pond, Gordon CMM350: Downriver from Lanyon Homestead CMW500: Weston Creek Sediment Pond- former cross pollutant trap CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A CON110: Conder Wetlands, pond B COO100: Cooleman Ridge, North-west Dam, off Kathner Street COO500: Cooma Creek at Albert St COR100: Kangaroo Creek pond, Corin dam road, Namadgi NPP COT100: Cotter Camp Ground 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 FAD200: Garden Pond, Decker Place, Fadden 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 FAR003: Farrer Ridge drainage line 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 FGB001 Hollows Crescent Pond FGB002 Refshauge Crescent Pond West Belconnen 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 FGD020: Oconnor Ridge Dam FGD040: Aranda Bushland Dam FGD050: Stormwater channel, back of Lyneham Ridge, Kaleen FGG010: Giralang Pond, Giralang FGW100: Umbagong Park, Latham, Eastern Boardwalk Bog FLE100: Gungahin, Flemington Road Dam FMC010: Pinnacle Dam FMC020: Queanbeyan River at River Reserve Barracks Flat FMC040: Buttles Creek, Queanbeyan aka BUT095 FMC060: Levee Bank, Fisher St, Ainslie FMC100: Levee bank, Fisher St Ainslie Identical with FMC060 need to be fused!!! 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 FTB010: Bogong Creek, Namadgi National Park FTD010: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Top Weir/Brolga Pond FTD015: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Vets Centre FTD040: Wallaroo Dam, 'Warriwillah', Michelago FTD120: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Boardwalk Pond FTD165: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Bottom Dam FTD250: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Flints(?), smaller dam at bottom FTP100: Isabella Pond FTT010: Tuggeranong Homestead FYS100: Jerrabomberra Creek, CIT carpark, Fyshwick FYS200: DFO Dam, Fyshwick 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 GIN024: Ginninderra Creek at Umbagong Stepping Stones, Latham GIN100: Gungahlin Marketplace Dam and small pond GLE100: Glen Esk dam near old piggery, Murrumbateman 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 HAL001: Halls Creek Showground Bridge, Hall HAL002: Halls Creek, Pony Club, Hall HAL011: Halls Creek Showgroud Bridge - North HAR001: Harrison pond HMD000: O'Malley Pond, Hindmarsh Drive HOL100: Holder drainage channel HOL110 Holder wetlands site, btw Cotter Rd and Dixon Dr HOS001: 175 Pollack Rd Hoskinstown Angus Adair's Farm ICH001: Illoura Paddock Dam ICH003: Illoura Creek below bridge 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 JER020: Jerrabomberra Creek, Lanyon Drive Bridge -35.381040, 149.178488 JER100: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's JER110: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's - between JER100 and house JER300: Jerrabomberra Dairy Creek - Mill Creek 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 JER515: JWs - end of billabong, WL#21 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 JER650: JWs - Peninsula Split, WL#16 JER660: JWs - Sewer Pond (near pump station) JER670: JWs - Sewer Pond permanent water JUM010: Jumping Creek, 400m upstream from Queanbeyan River Private Property KAL200: Creek leading into stormwater drain at Kaleen. KAM100: Kama Horse Paddocks, Dam 1, off William Hovell drive, Aranda 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 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 MFL023: Daisy Gate Small dam MFL055: pond near MFL005 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 MOL010: Molonglo River lagoon near River Street MOL200: Molonglo River, below Scrivener Dam wall MOL250: Clos Crossing MOL350: Misery Point MOL360: Happy Point MOL400: Coppins Crossing MOL450: Molonglo River Park, western and most downstream FW site 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 MOL608: Molonglo River Downstream Old Bridge on Yass Rd Qbyn 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 MYA050: Yarralumla Creek MYR100: Myrtle Rise, MYR200: Largest dam, 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 NUM100: Numeralla River PP Board Xing ORA002: Orana School Dam 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 QBN009: 25 Lonergran Dr, Dodsworth QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh QBN012: Mountain Rd Dam 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 QRS001: Queanbeyan Railway Station RBG001: Redbrow Gardens Lake RCD001: Rose Cottage horse paddock 8 and Dam RCD002: Rose Cottage paddock 7 dam RIV001: Riverview Dam Paddock Dam RIV002: Riverview River Paddock Dam RIV003: Riverview Conservation Area Dam SFF100: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam SMO100: take out? Smokers Flat, Namadgi NP STI100: Molonglo River at Murrumbidgee STP050: Strathnairn Gallery interim pond STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond STP150: Strathnairn Gallery Southern pond STR100: Strathhearn Dam, Gundaroo STW009: West Belconnen Pond Sth Inflow 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 TBD001: Tannoch Brae Farm Dam TGN200: Gudgenby River below Naas Crossing TRA100: Travica property, Gundaroo. Lower Dam 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 UHD015: Urila Home Dam, UMB100: Ginninderra Crk, Umbagong Carpark UMD003: Angle Crossing, Williamsdale UMS002: Scottsdale Gongoandra Creek, above ford UMS004: Scottsdale, Top Dam, URI001: Uriarra Road permanent frog site (35) URI002: Uriarra Road. Pine Plantation Dam WAM001: Wamboin Community Centre Dam WAM002: Alice & Mario's Dam WAM003: Sylvia's Dam WAM004: CEASED!!!!! Sally's Dam WAM005: Merran's Pond, Bywong 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 WIS100: Wisewood Dam, Gundaroo XER001: Bottom Pond, CIT Weston YAS100: Miles Franklin Park, Yass YFD100: Yuringa Farm Dam YRR100: Yass River Reserve, Gundaroo
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