Current conservation status: Uncommon, but perhaps more common than previously believed, due to secretive nature.
Appearance: They can be distringuished from other frogs of the region by several features. The back of the frog has numerous small, raised wart-like bumps that give it a rough, sandpaper-like appearance. They have a broad pattern of greenish-brown and darker brown blotches and patterns on the back. The pupils of the eyes form vertical slits. There is a prominent black tubercle under each foot. Overall the frog is a small, squat and short-legged species
Length: 35 - 40mm,
Breeding: Calling can occur at any time of the year, but only after extensive periods of wet weather.
Habitat: The most terrestrial frog found in the region, spending most of the year sheltering in deep burrows in the soil. Individuals are usually only found active on the ground at night after periods of very heavy rainfall, when the ground is completely soaked.
Distribution: Widespread in the region, occuring to near Jindabyne and Bombala.
Biology: The ecology of this species has not yet been studied.
Call: A soft, rapidly repeated, lengthy sequence of evenly spaced clucking or soft popping sounds.
Points of interestBIN110: Ditch alongside Farm Dam CBR003: Callum Brae Site 3 CMC600: Mount Neighbor Horse Paddock Dam DUF200: Narrabundah Hill, North Dam FAD150: Fadden, West Appel bog FAD300: Wanniassa Hills Dam FAR001: Farrer Ridge Dam 1 FAR002: Farrer Ridge Dam 2 FMC220: Mt Majura Dam, lower, via Jukes St FMC230: Mt Majura dam at saddle - Doogie Dam FRA200: Edlington St Pond, Fraser JER100: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's JER110: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's - between JER100 and house MFL010: North side of Sutton Road MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MFL020: near bird site 5 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 PLM100: Laver Farm Dam 1 QBN010: 33 Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh RCD001: Rose Cottage horse paddock 8 and Dam STP050: Strathnairn Gallery interim pond STP100: Strathnairn Gallery Main Pond STP150: Strathnairn Gallery Southern pond TAY100: Mt Taylor Dam 1 TAY200: Mt Taylor Dam 2 TAY300: Mt Taylor Drainage Creek TAY400: Mt Taylor Drainage Line adj Inkster TAY500: Mt Taylor Drainage Line adj Manheim TBD001: Tannoch Brae Farm Dam TRA100: Travica property, Gundaroo. Lower Dam YFD100: Yuringa Farm Dam
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