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: Amaroo Pond ANU012: Dickson/Clunies Ross DAM 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 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 BLA100: Blackey's Hill, Uriarra Rd. 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 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 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 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 CMC750: Fisher Dam CMM200: Gordon Stormwater Pond CMM350: Downriver from Lanyon Homestead CMW500: Weston Creek Sediment Pond- former cross pollutant trap CON100: Conder Wetland A CON110: Conder Wetland B COO100: Kathner Street Dam COO500: Cooma Ck Albert St COR100: Corin Dam Rd pond COT100: Cotter Camp Ground 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 FGC050: UC Pantowara Rd FGC090: Ginninderra Ck Macgregor FGC091: Crago Place Billabong FGD020: O'Connor Ridge Dam FGD035: AIS Wetland FGD040: Aranda Bushland Dam FGD050: Stormwater channel, back of Lyneham Ridge, Kaleen FGG010: Giralang Pond FGW100: Umbagong Eastern Boardwalk FLE100: Gungahin, Flemington Road Dam FMC010: Pinnacle Dam FMC020: QBN River @ Barracks Flat FMC040: Buttles Ck 1 QBN FMC045: Buttles Ck 2 QBN 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 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 FTB010: Bogong Ck FTD010: TNR Top Weir/Brolga Pond FTD015: TNR Vets Centre FTD040: Wallaroo Dam, 'Warriwillah', Michelago FTD120: TNR Boardwal FTD165: TNR 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 GCC100: Condor Ck Brindabella Rd GFW002: Nicholls, Stormwater drain into Gungahlin Pond GIN002: Ginninderra Ck Amaroo GIN007: Ginninderra Ck @ Barton Hwy GIN008: Ginninderra Creek downstream from GIN007 GIN024: Umbagong Stepping Stones 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: 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 GUN600: Gundaroo Native Forest, Small Dam 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 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 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 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 Dam 2 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 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 MFL023: Daisy Gate dam MFL055: pond near MFL005 MGC200: Murrumbidgee Golf Course swampy spot MIR100: Amaroo Ginninderra Crk MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetery MIT200: Hibberson St Pond, Mitchell 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 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 MYA100: Yarralumla Ck, Curtin Oval MYR100: Myrtle Rise, MYR200: Largest dam, Myrtle Rise, MYR300: Top dam at Myrtle Rise, Hall 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 NUM100: Numeralla River PP Board Xing ORA002: Orana School Dam ORR100: Orroral Valley Rock waterfall Stream 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 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: Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh 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 QRS001: Queanbeyan Railway Station RBG001: Redbrow Gardens Lake RCD001: Rose Cottage paddock 8 RCD002: Rose Cottage paddock 7 RIV001: Riverview Dam Paddock Dam RIV002: Riverview River Paddock Dam RIV003: Riverview Conservation Area Dam SFF100: Stromlo Forest Dam STI100: Molonglo River at Murrumbidgee STP050: Strathnairn Gallery interim pond STP100: Strathnairn Main Pond STP150: Strathnairn Southern pond STR100: Strathhearn Dam, Gundaroo STW009: West Belconnen 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 1 TAY200: Mt Taylor 2 TBD001: Tannoch Brae Farm Dam TGN200: Gudgenby River below Naas Xing TRA100: Travica property 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 UMD004: Tharwa Sandwash UMD005: Point Hut Crossing, Gordon UMS002: Scottsdale Gongoandra Ck above ford UMS004: Scottsdale Top Dam URI001: Uriarra Road permanent frog site (35) URI002: Uriarra Road. Pine Plantation Dam 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 WIS100: Wisewood Dam, Gundaroo XER001: Bottom Pond, CIT Weston YAS100: Miles Franklin Park, Yass 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 PCR003 - Pierces Crk near sediment side
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