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Crinia parinsignifera

Plains Froglet

Current conservation status: Common. Evidence to suggest large population fluctuations.

Family: Myobatrachidae

Length: 30mm

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.

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Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by SarahHnatiuk Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kingston, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by AnkeMaria Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Cotter River, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by AnkeMaria Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 4 Nov 2022 by AnkeMaria Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dickson, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by NicolasGardiner Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Duffy, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by abfs Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Lyneham, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by NicolasGardiner Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by abfs Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by NicolasGardiner Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Harrison, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by melparker Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by NicolasGardiner Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Monash, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by JSWL Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Amaroo, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by melparker Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Acton, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by tashiem Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by goyneb Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Amaroo, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by louneil10 Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by kattykat Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by watsope Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by MarkSmith Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by goyneb Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by SusanandRoss Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Coombs, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by kattykat Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by watsope Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Monash, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by JSWL Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by MarkSmith Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by Aristophanes Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at MacGregor, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by r.ubrihien Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kingston, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by AnkeMaria Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by MarkSmith Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Coree, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by webberkc@iinet.net.au Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Yarralumla, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by staringclown Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Gungahlin, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by MarkSmith Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by sowen Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bonner, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by Cromulent Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Mitchell, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by AnneBuck Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Chapman, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by tujul Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Conder, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by SKoh Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Conder, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by SKoh Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dunlop, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by georgemc114 Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at MacGregor, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by georgemc114 Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bonner, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by Cromulent Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Chapman, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by SKoh Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at MacGregor, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by georgemc114 Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Acton, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by tashiem Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dunlop, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by georgemc114 Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by mcollett11 Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by kmohr Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Yarralumla, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by trevorhickman Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by abfs Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Holt, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by nmcphan Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Duffy, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by abfs Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Holt, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by nmcphan Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Holt, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by nmcphan Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Crace, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by webberkc@iinet.net.au Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by ddxu Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Coree, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by nmcphan Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Nicholls, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by webberkc@iinet.net.au Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Franklin, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by AnneBuck Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dickson, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by Paula Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Ngunnawal, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by watsope Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Amaroo, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Gungahlin, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Gungahlin, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Captains Flat, NSW - 26 Oct 2022 by swhodgman Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by watsope Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Weston, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by PGL Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Coombs, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by HughCo Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bredbo, NSW - 26 Oct 2022 by Milobear Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by A.Graham Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by HughCo Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by A.Graham Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by tujul Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dunlop, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by webberkc@iinet.net.au Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by A.Graham Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by tujul Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bredbo, NSW - 26 Oct 2022 by Milobear Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Wallaroo, NSW - 25 Oct 2022 by SarahHnatiuk Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by Aristophanes Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by Aristophanes Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by Aristophanes Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Chapman, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by tujul Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Springrange, NSW - 25 Oct 2022 by AnkeMaria Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by A.Graham Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 24 Oct 2022 by trevorhickman Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 24 Oct 2022 by PGL Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 24 Oct 2022 by trevorhickman Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Karabar, NSW - 24 Oct 2022 by Milobear Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bonython, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Isabella Plains, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Franklin, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by tashiem Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 22 Oct 2022 by SusanandRoss Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Urila, NSW - 21 Oct 2022 by Milobear Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Urila, NSW - 21 Oct 2022 by Milobear
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by SarahHnatiuk
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kingston, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by AnkeMaria
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Cotter River, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by AnkeMaria
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 4 Nov 2022 by AnkeMaria
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dickson, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by NicolasGardiner
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Duffy, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by abfs
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Lyneham, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by NicolasGardiner
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by abfs
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by NicolasGardiner
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Harrison, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by melparker
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by NicolasGardiner
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Monash, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by JSWL
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Amaroo, ACT - 31 Oct 2022 by melparker
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Acton, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by tashiem
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by goyneb
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Amaroo, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by louneil10
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by kattykat
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by watsope
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by MarkSmith
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by goyneb
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by SusanandRoss
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Coombs, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by kattykat
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by watsope
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Monash, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by JSWL
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by MarkSmith
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by Aristophanes
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at MacGregor, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by r.ubrihien
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kingston, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by AnkeMaria
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by MarkSmith
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Coree, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by webberkc@iinet.net.au
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Yarralumla, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by staringclown
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Gungahlin, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by MarkSmith
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by sowen
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bonner, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by Cromulent
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Mitchell, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by AnneBuck
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Chapman, ACT - 30 Oct 2022 by tujul
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Conder, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by SKoh
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Conder, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by SKoh
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dunlop, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by georgemc114
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at MacGregor, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by georgemc114
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bonner, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by Cromulent
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Chapman, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by SKoh
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at MacGregor, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by georgemc114
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Acton, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by tashiem
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dunlop, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by georgemc114
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by mcollett11
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by kmohr
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Yarralumla, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by trevorhickman
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by abfs
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Holt, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by nmcphan
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Duffy, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by abfs
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Holt, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by nmcphan
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Holt, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by nmcphan
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Crace, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by webberkc@iinet.net.au
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by ddxu
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Coree, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by nmcphan
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Nicholls, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by webberkc@iinet.net.au
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Franklin, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by AnneBuck
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dickson, ACT - 27 Oct 2022 by Paula
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Ngunnawal, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by watsope
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Amaroo, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Gungahlin, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Gungahlin, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by melparker
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Captains Flat, NSW - 26 Oct 2022 by swhodgman
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by watsope
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Weston, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by PGL
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Coombs, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by HughCo
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bredbo, NSW - 26 Oct 2022 by Milobear
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by A.Graham
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by HughCo
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by A.Graham
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by tujul
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Dunlop, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by webberkc@iinet.net.au
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by A.Graham
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by tujul
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bredbo, NSW - 26 Oct 2022 by Milobear
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Wallaroo, NSW - 25 Oct 2022 by SarahHnatiuk
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by Aristophanes
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Throsby, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by Aristophanes
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Forde, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by Aristophanes
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Chapman, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by tujul
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Springrange, NSW - 25 Oct 2022 by AnkeMaria
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Oct 2022 by A.Graham
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 24 Oct 2022 by trevorhickman
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 24 Oct 2022 by PGL
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 24 Oct 2022 by trevorhickman
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Karabar, NSW - 24 Oct 2022 by Milobear
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bonython, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Isabella Plains, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Franklin, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by tashiem
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Kambah, ACT - 23 Oct 2022 by BenandLozz
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at O'Connor, ACT - 22 Oct 2022 by SusanandRoss
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Urila, NSW - 21 Oct 2022 by Milobear
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Urila, NSW - 21 Oct 2022 by Milobear

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  • Crinia parinsignifera Scientific name
  • Plains Froglet Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 873.4m Recorded at altitude
  • Synonyms

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