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: 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 ANU041: Constructed swale ANU042: Constructed pond, adjacent to Dickson Rd Carpark, Acton ANU22B: Sullivans Creek, upstream of University Ave bridge ARA200: Bindubi St Gate BAR050: Barracks Creek Dam 2 BAR200: Doyle Reserve N BAR201: Doyle Reserve S BIL100: Billabong Pond Watson BMT100: SW Dam BON200: Stranger Pond Bonython at BBQ shelter BRU100: AIS bike path drain BSW001: Banksia St Wetland BUN200: Elmslea Estate Pond, Bungendore CAV100: Caves Quarry Dam CBR003: Callum Brae Site 3 CBR004: Callum Brae 4 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 CHC300: Calvary Hospital Pond CMM200: Gordon Stormwater Pond CMW500: Weston Creek Sediment Pond- former cross pollutant trap COO002: Dam at Koskinan Property COO100: Kathner Street Dam CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 CTP450: Murrays Corner DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam DIW100: Dickson Wetland FAD100: Fadden Hills FAR002: Farrer Ridge Dam 2 FBM200: Black Mtn Storage Yard FBM300: Black Mnt Path FGC006: Ginninderra Creek at Spain Place footbridge, Evatt FGC007: Ginninderra Creek, at Ginninderra Drive, Flynn FGC009: Jarramlee Pond FGC010: Lake G/College Ck FGC029: Fassifern pond FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Ck FGC090: Ginninderra Ck Macgregor FGC091: Crago Place Billabong FGD005: John Knight Park FGD010: Lake G West FGD030: AIS, Drain near bike path FGD035: AIS Wetland FGG010: Giralang Pond FGW100: Umbagong Eastern Boardwalk FGW150: Umbagong Park, Latham Western Boardwalk Bog FGW200: Latham, Herron Creek FLE100: Gungahin, Flemington Road Dam FMC020: QBN River @ Barracks Flat FMC040: Buttles Ck 1 QBN FMC045: Buttles Ck 2 QBN FMC200: Mt Majura 1 FMC210: Mt Majura 2 FMC220: Mt Majura 3 FMD010: Hacket Water Tank 1 FMW010: David St Wetland FMW020: Dryandra St Wetland, Oconnor FOR001: Forde Wetland FOR002: Forde Pond FRA201: Halls Ck Fraser FTB010: Bogong Ck FTD160: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Barbeque Swamp FTD165: TNR Bottom Dam FTD220: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Sheedy's Picnic Area FTR010: Orroral River Campsite FTT010: Tuggeranong Homestead GAR200: Garuwanga site 2, hooded robin dam, Nimmatabel GAR400: Garuwanga site 4, Winnifred Creek, Nimatabel GIN007: Ginninderra Ck @ Barton Hwy GIN008: Ginninderra Creek downstream from GIN007 GIN024: Umbagong Stepping Stones GUN001: Gungahlin Pond GUN100: Valley Ponds W/Scout Hall GUN110: Valley Ponds East GUN200: Burgman Anglican School Pond GUN300: Haystack Dam, gungahlin HAL001: Halls Creek @ Showground HOS001: 175 Pollack Rd Hoskinstown Angus Adair's Farm JBT001: Melba wetland @ BMX JER020: Jerrabomberra Ck Lanyon Dr 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 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 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 Dam 2 KIP001: Kippax Creek, Holt LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd Pond LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd River LWR200: Briar Sharrow Bridge LYW010: Lyneham Wetland MCW001: McKellar wetland 1 MCW002: McKellar wetland 2 MCW010: Frog highway, drainage line between 2 McKellar wetlands MFL002: 2nd pond from entrance MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam MFL005: MFL012: near bird site 8 MFL013: SE dam near bird site 7 MFL017: Eastern reserve 2 MFL023: Daisy Gate dam MGC100: Murrumbidgee Golf Course MIR100: Amaroo 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: Cork oak dam Lot 34 NAD036: Larch Dam Forest 36 NBP001: Nursery Inlet S pond NBP002: Nursery Inlet N Pond NBP003: Royal Golf Club ORR100: Orroral Valley Rock waterfall Stream 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: Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh QBN011: Mountain Rd Drainage Ditch QBN465: QBN River downstr @ Dane St QBN466: QBN River upstr @ Dane St RCD001: Rose Cottage paddock 8 RCD002: Rose Cottage paddock 7 SFF100: Stromlo Forest Dam TAL001: Tallulah Dam 1 TOR100: Orroral River Campsite TRA100: Travica property UHD015: Urila Home Dam UMB100: Ginninderra Crk, Umbagong Carpark YRR100: Yass River Reserve FGB002 Refshauge Crescent CON002 Condor Ck near pines
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