Brown-striped Frog, also known as Striped Marsh Frog, is a large wetland-dwelling frog and ferocious hunter. This frog eats almost any animal smaller than itself, including small frogs.
Current conservation status: Uncommon in ACT. Found in localised pockets, mostly in northern ACT.
Appearance: This species resembles Limnodynastis tasmaniensis, but can be distinguished by the pattern of dark and light-brown stripes on the back. It has a slightly raised pale stripe running along the upper jaw edge from the snout, and below the eyes to the forelimbs. This stripe is accentuated by the presence of a dark stripe along the side of the head that passes through the eyes.
Length: up to 70mm
Breeding: Breeding commences in late spring but most calling and breeding occurs in early summer (October to February).
Habitat: Found mainly in low-lying open country that has a good cover of perennial tussock grasses, including lowland rivers, creeks, swamps, farm dams and lakes.
Distribution: Generally uncommon in the Canberra region and very uncommon in coastal regions of NSW.
Biology: A single floating foam nest is made during egg laying. The tadpoles are dark-coloured and graze actively on the surface of submerged vegetation and detritus. They are most commonly found in and near shallow marshes and reed beds at the edges of the urban lakes and creeks. Small populations still occur in some low-lying areas that were formerly wet tussock grasslands in the region.
Call: A distinctive single "pop", "toc"or "splut" that is monotonously repeated once every few seconds. In a chorus, the calls of many individuals combine into a more rapid continuous popping or spluttering sound.
Points of interestAMH100: Anke Maria's Pond ANB100: National Botanic Gardens ANU012: Dickson Rd/Clunies Ross Str. dam ANU018: Sullivans Creek, downstream of Burgmann College. 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 ANU041: Constructed swale ANU042: Constructed pond, adjacent to Dickson Rd Carpark, Acton ANU22B: Sullivans Creek, upstream of University Ave bridge ARA200: Dam near gate on Bindubi Street and straight N of ARA100 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 BMT100: Black Mountain Dam SW BON200: Stranger Pond Bonython at BBQ shelter BSW001: Banksia Street Wetland - Oconnor BUN200: Elmslea Estate Pond, Bungendore CAV100: Caves Quarry Dam, Pierce's Creek Forest CBR003: Callum Brae Site 3 CBR004: Callum Brae Site 4 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 CHC300: Calvary Hospital Pond CMM200: Stormwater Settling Pond, Gordon CMW500: Weston Creek Sediment Pond- former cross pollutant trap COO002: Dam at Koskinan Property COO100: Cooleman Ridge, North-west Dam, off Kathner Street CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 CTP450: Murrays Corner DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam DIW100: Dickson Wetland, Hawdon Street FAD100: Fadden Hills Silt Pond FAR002: Farrer Ridge Dam 2 FBM200: Black Mountain Storage Yard Pool FBM300: Black Mountain Path Pool FGC007: Ginninderra Creek, at Ginninderra Drive, Flynn FGC009: Jarramlee Pond Dunlop FGC010: Lake Ginninderra and College Creek Junction, Lawson FGC029: Fassifern pond FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Creek, Dunlop FGC090: Ginninderra Creek, Macgregor FGC091: Ginninderra Creek Billabong, at Macgregor, via Crago Place FGD005: John Knight Park Pond, Belconnen FGD010: Lake Ginninderra West side FGD030: AIS, Drain near bike path FGD035: AIS Wetland, Ginninderra Drive 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 FMC020: Queanbeyan River at River Reserve Barracks Flat FMC040: Buttles Creek, Queanbeyan aka BUT095 FMC045: Buttles creek Queanbeyan 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 FMD010: Hacket Water Tank 1 FMW010: David St Wetland, Oconnor FMW020: Dryandra St Wetland, Oconnor FOR001: Forde Wetland between Horse Park Drive and Neil Harris Cres FOR002: Forde Pond FRA201: Halls Creek, Fraser FTB010: Bogong Creek, Namadgi National Park FTD160: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Barbeque Swamp FTD165: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Bottom Dam FTD220: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Sheedy's Picnic Area FTR010: Orroral River Campsite, Namadgi NP FTT010: Tuggeranong Homestead GAR200: Garuwanga site 2, hooded robin dam, Nimmatabel GAR400: Garuwanga site 4, Winnifred Creek, Nimatabel GIN007: Ginninderra Creek d/s of Barton Highway, Giralang GIN008: Ginninderra Creek downstream from GIN007 GIN024: Ginninderra Creek at Umbagong Stepping Stones, Latham GUN001: Gungahlin Pond GUN100: Gungahlin Scout Hall Dam GUN110: Gungahlin Scout Hall Dam EAST, GUN200: Burgman Anglican School Pond GUN300: Haystack Dam, gungahlin HAL001: Halls Creek Showground Bridge, Hall HOS001: 175 Pollack Rd Hoskinstown Angus Adair's Farm 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 JER520: JWs - Billabong, WL#21 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 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) JER670: JWs - Sewer Pond permanent water KAL300: Diamantina Cresent Drainage Channel KAM200: Kama Horse Paddocks, Dam 2, off William Hovell drive, Aranda KIP001: Kippax Creek, Holt LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd, Pond Site LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site LWR200: Briar Sharrow Bridge LYW010: Lyneham Wetland MCW001: McKellar wetland, constructed 2000 MCW002: McKellar wetland, constructed 2004 MCW010: Frog highway, drainage line between 2 McKellar wetlands MFL002: Second pond from entrance MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam MFL005: MFL012: near bird site number 8 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MFL017: Eastern side of reserve MGC100: Murrumbidgee Golf Course MIR100: Drain into Ginninderra Crk MOL600: Creek near Tannery Beard MOL602: Beard Creek 1 MUR100: Top dam on Lewis property, 'Gang Gang", Murrumbateman MUR200: Chain of ponds on Lewis property "Gang Gang', Murrumbateman MUR250: Lake Kevin MYA100: Yarralumla Ck, Curtin Oval NAA100: Naas River causeway, Caloola Farm NAD034: National Arboretum Dam near Cork oak Lot 34 NAD036: National Arboretum Larch Dam Forest 36 NBP001: Southern pond at Nursery Inlet NBP002: Northern pond at Nursery Inlet NBP003: Royal Golf Club pond, off Lady Denman Dr ORR100: Orroral Valley: Rock waterfall Stream, Namadgi NP ORR200: Orroral Valley, Nursery Swamp Trail. OSR005: Dam 5. Hidden Dam OSR006: Dam 6 PAR100: Parsons Property, Molonglo River at house. PAR200: Parsons Property, Molonglo River Site 2 PIA200: Piallago Brook PIN100: Pinnacle Dam, Hawker 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) QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh QBN011: Mountain Rd Drainage Ditch 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 SFF100: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam TAL001: Tallulah Dam 1 TOR100: Orroral River Campsite, Namadgi NP TRA100: Travica property, Gundaroo. Lower Dam UHD015: Urila Home Dam, UMB100: Ginninderra Crk, Umbagong Carpark YRR100: Yass River Reserve, Gundaroo
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