Current conservation status: Common
Appearance: It has a noticable warty appearance, and can be identified by the presence of a conspicuous orange patch behind the front of each thigh. These patches may be "flash markings" intended to frighten potential predators. Paratoid glands are often noticable as swellings on either side of the head above the forearms. A pale triangular-shaped patch is usually obvious on the head between the eyes and the tip of the snout.
Length: 20 - 35mm
Breeding: Males call from September to February.
Habitat: Found in swamps, farm dams and lakes, in a range of drier habitat types. They appear to avoid low-lying pasture, unless drier, rocky or tussock-covered hillsides are nearby. They occur in forest, woodland and tussock grassland in the Canberra region.
Distribution: Very common in the Canberra region, and occuring throughout the Southern Tablelands at least as far as the Jindabyne area and into lower parts of Kosciuszko National Park and Namadgi National Park, up to 1100m elevation.
Biology: Males call from sheltered positions well back from the water's edge, often as much as 10m away. The males usually call from partially hidden positions amongst grass tussocks, fallen timber or leaf litter. When a male has attracted the female and clasped her in amplexus, the female carries the male to the water and, with the male clinging to her back, swims out and lays the eggs beneath the water surface by attaching them to submerged vegetation or twigs at the bottom of the pond.
Call: A low-pitched, monotonous sounding "wwhhrrkkkk", repeated at intervals of a few seconds.
Points of interestANB100: ANBG pond ANU022: Creek, upstream of University Ave bridge ANU22B: Sullivans Creek, upstream of University Ave bridge ARA100: William Hovell/Bindubi ARA200: Bindubi St Gate ARA300: Eastern Bush Dam BAR020: Barracks Creek Dam 1 BAR050: Barracks Creek Dam 2 BIL100: Billabong Pond Watson BIN100: Farm dam Little Burra BIN110: Ditch alongside Farm Dam BLA100: Blackey's Hill, Uriarra Rd. BLU100: Blundells Flat, Bog 1 BLU200: Blundells Flat, site 2 - small creekline BLU300: Condor Ck upstream BMT100: SW Dam BON100: Stranger Pond, Bonython BRA100: Bradleys Creek, Upstream BRA200: Bradleys Creek, Downstream BUN200: Elmslea Estate Pond, Bungendore BUR100: Dam at 80 Hilltop Rd, Burra BUR200: Dam at front of 84 Hilltop Rd, Burra 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 CFR200: Hodgman's large dam CFR300: Molonglo off Capt Flat Rd CGH050: Hospital Ck 1 Namadgi CGH100: Hospital Ck 2 Namadgi CHC300: Calvary Hospital Pond CMC100: Cooleman Ridge Dam CMC150: Dam near Chapman Water Tank CMC600: Mt Neighbor Dam CMC700: Kambah BMX Park COB011: Cooma Back Ck Kerwan St COO001: Frog pond at Koskinan Property COO100: Kathner Street Dam COR100: Corin Dam Rd pond CTP450: Murrays Corner CTP510: Tidbinbilla River DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam DIW100: Dickson Wetland DUC100: Duck Dam, Googong Dam Rd DUF200: Narrabundah Hill North DUF300: Bushfire memorial dam FAD300: Wanniassa Hills Dam FAD500: Wanniassa Nature Reserve (North-east) FAR001: Farrer Ridge 1 FAR002: Farrer Ridge Dam 2 FBM100: Glenloch Dam FBM200: Black Mtn Storage Yard FBM400: Black Mountain Belconnen Way FBM500: Black Mnt SW FBP001: W-Belconnen Pond FER200: Fernleigh Park at Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge FGC009: Jarramlee Pond FGC029: Fassifern pond FGC090: Ginninderra Ck Macgregor FGC091: Crago Place Billabong FGD020: O'Connor Ridge Dam FGD030: AIS, Drain near bike path FGD035: AIS Wetland FGD040: Aranda Bushland Dam FMC040: Buttles Ck 1 QBN FMC060: Levee Bank, Fisher St, Ainslie FMC100: Levee bank, Fisher St Ainslie FMC200: Mt Majura 1 FMC210: Mt Majura 2 FMC220: Mt Majura 3 FMC230: Mt Majura 4 Saddle FMF320: J R Hope Park FOR001: Forde Wetland FOR002: Forde Pond FRA200: Edlington St Pond, Fraser FRA201: Halls Ck Fraser FTD010: TNR Top Weir/Brolga Pond FTD015: TNR Vets Centre FTD120: TNR Boardwal FTD165: TNR Bottom Dam FTD200: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Flints(?), large dam at top FTD250: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Flints(?), smaller dam at bottom FTP100: Isabella Pond FTR010: Orroral River Campsite FTT010: Tuggeranong Homestead GIN007: Ginninderra Ck @ Barton Hwy GOG001: Googong Dam, Tin Hut Dam GOG003: Googong Dam, Plummers Dam GOG004: Burra Leaky Dam GOG005: Googong Burra Creek, Homestead Crossing GUN100: Valley Ponds W/Scout Hall GUN300: Haystack Dam, gungahlin GUN400: Gundaroo Native Forest, Large Dam GUN500: Gundaroo Creek GUN600: Gundaroo Native Forest, Small Dam GUN700: Denoon Street Drain HOS001: 175 Pollack Rd Hoskinstown Angus Adair's Farm JBD100: John Bisset Property Farm Dam No1, larger than No2 JBD200: John Bisset Property Farm Dam No2, smaller than No1 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 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 LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd Pond LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd River LWR200: Briar Sharrow Bridge LYW010: Lyneham Wetland MCQ150: McQuoids Creek Large Dam 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 MFL022: MFL023: Daisy Gate dam MFL055: pond near MFL005 MGC200: Murrumbidgee Golf Course swampy spot MIR100: Amaroo Ginninderra Crk MIT200: Hibberson St Pond, Mitchell MOL600: Creek near Tannery Beard MOL605: Oaks Estate Rd Causeway MUR100: Top dam on Lewis property, 'Gang Gang", Murrumbateman MUR250: Lake Kevin MYA050: Yarralumla Creek MYR100: 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 NBP003: Royal Golf Club NPG100: Gundaroo Common, North NUM999: Lake Numerella 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 PCF000: Cotter @ Thompsons Flat PCF001: Pierces Creek dam PCF002: Pierces Creek 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) PNG100: Pinenut Grove House Dam PNG200: Pinenut Grove Pond PNG300: Driveway Dam, Pinenut Grove QBN002: Pond at Considine Close 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 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 STP050: Strathnairn Gallery interim pond STP100: Strathnairn Main Pond STP150: Strathnairn Southern pond STR100: Strathhearn Dam, Gundaroo SUT100: Dam 1, "Macrorrhyncha", Moseley Property, Sutton SUT101: Dam 2, "Macrorrhyncha", Moseley Property, Sutton TAY100: Mt Taylor 1 TAY200: Mt Taylor 2 TBD001: Tannoch Brae Farm Dam TOR100: Orroral River Campsite TRA100: Travica property TSC100: Tuggeranong Sporting Club Dam TSR048: Gundaroo-Gunning Road 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 UMD004: Tharwa Sandwash UMD005: Point Hut Crossing, Gordon UMS003: Scottsdale Gungoandra ck @ shed UMS004: Scottsdale Top Dam URI001: Uriarra Road permanent frog site (35) URI002: Uriarra Road. Pine Plantation 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 WIS100: Wisewood Dam, Gundaroo YFD100: Yuringa Farm Dam HOL110 Holder wetlands FGB002 Refshauge Crescent CON002 Condor Ck near pines BLU005 - Condor @ Pabral Rd COT010 Cotter @ Vanitys ISA100- Cnr Long Gully Rd/Mugga Lane
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