Spotted Grass Frog is one of the most common frogs within its range. Occupies many types of habitat, widespread below 900 m in ACT.
Current conservation status: Very common.
Appearance: A relatively large frog in the region, this species is conspicuously blotches in a neat pattern of dark and light markings. Many individuals have a distinctive red or orange stripe down the centre of the back. A line of white granular tissue runs from beneath the eye to above the back leg.
Length: up to 50mm
Breeding: Calls from September to March.
Habitat: Prefers stading water, including roadside ditches, marshes, swamps, lakes and ponds. Areas with considerable flooded vegetation, such as tussocks and sedges, provide ideal habitat. During dry weather they shelter in deep cracks in the clays of the dry wetlands, beneath large logs and in the base of grass tussocks.
Distribution: An abundant species occuring in farmland and lower elevation woodland throughout the region.
Biology: Male frogs call while floating in the water. The egg mass is distinctive, consisting of a small, round, floating, white foamy nest that is usually attached to emergent vegetation.
Call: A conspicuous "uck..uck...uck" that sounds a little bit like a toy machine gun.
Points of interestAMA100: Amaroo Pond AMH100: Anke Maria's Pond ANB100: ANBG pond ANU012: Dickson/Clunies Ross DAM 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 ANU042: Constructed pond, adjacent to Dickson Rd Carpark, Acton 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 BAR200: Doyle Reserve N BAR201: Doyle Reserve S BIL100: Billabong Pond Watson BIN100: Farm dam Little Burra BIN110: Ditch alongside Farm Dam BIN200: Backyard Pond, BLA100: Blackey's Hill, Uriarra Rd. BLU200: Blundells Flat, site 2 - small creekline BMT100: SW Dam BON100: Stranger Pond, Bonython BON300: Upper Stranger Bonython BRA100: Bradleys Creek, Upstream BRA200: Bradleys Creek, Downstream BRU100: AIS bike path drain BRU200: CIT Bruce water storage pond BSW001: Banksia St Wetland BUN100: Elmslea water quality ponds, Bungendore BUN200: Elmslea Estate Pond, Bungendore BUR100: Dam at 80 Hilltop Rd, Burra BUR200: Dam at front of 84 Hilltop Rd, Burra BUR300: Ireland Pond BUR350: Ireland Dam BUR400: Dam on Matthews property 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 CCG050: Double Dam CCG100: Woodland Dam CDD100: Bottom dam of Cecily Dignan Farm Dams CDD200: Top dam of Cecily Dignan Farm Dams CEQ100: Equestrian Park 1 CEQ200: Equestrian Park 2 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 CHC100: Calvary Hospital Drain3 , Bruce CHC102: Calvary Hospital Drain, Bruce CHC200: Calvary Hospital Drain 2, Bruce CHC300: Calvary Hospital Pond CMC100: Cooleman Ridge Dam CMC150: Dam near Chapman Water Tank CMC600: Mt Neighbor Dam CMC700: Kambah BMX Park CMC750: Fisher Dam CMM200: Gordon Stormwater Pond CMM350: Downriver from Lanyon Homestead CMM900: Murrumbigee River at Mittagang Road Xing CMW500: Weston Creek Sediment Pond- former cross pollutant trap CMW510: 50m downstream from CMW500 CMW550: Adjacent to Weston Creek Gross Pollutant Trap COB010: Cooma Back Ck confluence COB011: Cooma Back Ck Kerwan St COB012: Cooma Back Ck Showground COB013: Cooma Back Ck @ Coolamatong COK100: Backyard Pond, Wybalena Grove, Cook CON002: Condor Ck near pines CON100: Conder Wetland A CON110: Conder Wetland B COO001: Frog pond at Koskinan Property COO002: Dam at Koskinan Property COO100: Kathner Street Dam COO350: Cooma Ck @ North Ridge COO400: Cooma Ck/Cooma Back Ck1 COO405: Cooma Ck/Cooma Back Ck 2 COO580: Cooma Ck @ Skatepark COO610: Cooma Ck Egan St COO615: Cooma Ck Albert St COO625: Cooma Ck Banksia Ln COO650: Cooma Ck @ Woodvale CRA300: Wells Stn/Gungahlin Dr CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 CTP450: Murrays Corner CTP500: Tanners Flat Ck CTP510: Tidbinbilla River CTT100: Lower Tuggeranong Ck CTT300: Upper Tuggeranong Ck DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam DIW100: Dickson Wetland DUC100: Duck Dam, Googong Dam Rd DUF100: Narrabundah Hill South DUF200: Narrabundah Hill North DUF300: Bushfire memorial dam FAD100: Fadden Hills FAD150: Fadden, West Appel bog FAD300: Wanniassa Hills Dam FAD400: Wanniassa Nature Reserve (east) FAD500: Wanniassa Nature Reserve (North-east) FAR001: Farrer Ridge 1 FAR002: Farrer Ridge Dam 2 FBM100: Glenloch Dam FBM200: Black Mtn Storage Yard FBM300: Black Mnt Path FBM400: Black Mnt Belconnen Way FBM500: Black Mnt SW FBP001: W-Belconnen Pond FER100: Fernhill Park Bruce FER200: Fernleigh Park at Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge FGB001: Hollows Crescent FGB002: Refshauge Crescent FGC009: Jarramlee Pond FGC015: Lawson Stormwater pond FGC029: Fassifern pond FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Ck FGC031: Ginninderra Ck/Gooromon Ponds Ck FGC050: UC Pantowara Rd FGC090: Ginninderra Ck Macgregor FGC091: Crago Place Billabong FGC100: Lucy's Backyard FGD005: John Knight Park FGD010: Lake G West FGD020: O'Connor Ridge Dam FGD030: AIS, Drain near bike path FGD035: AIS Wetland FGD040: Aranda Bushland Dam FGD050: Stormwater channel, back of Lyneham Ridge, Kaleen FGG010: Giralang Pond FGW100: Umbagong Eastern Boardwalk FGW150: Umbagong Park, Latham Western Boardwalk Bog FGW200: Latham, Herron Creek FLE100: Gungahin, Flemington Road Dam FLO100: Backyard Pond, Florey Drive, Macgregor FLO200: Stormwater drainage channel, cnr Ginninderra Drive and Kingsford Smith Drive, Florey FMC020: QBN River @ Barracks Flat FMC040: Buttles Ck 1 QBN FMC045: Buttles Ck 2 QBN FMC100: Levee bank, Fisher St Ainslie FMC120: Mt Majura drainage line, downstream. Swamp near transact pole. FMC140: Mt Majura drainage line, middle. Rocky section. FMC160: Mt Majura drainage line, upstream. At grey stump. FMC180: Mt Majura, Grassy swampy section of creek FMC200: Mt Majura 1 FMC210: Mt Majura 2 FMC220: Mt Majura 3 FMC230: Mt Majura 4 Saddle FMC500: Bragg Street Swales FMD010: Hacket Water Tank 1 FMF320: J R Hope Park FMW010: David St Wetland FMW020: Dryandra St Wetland, Oconnor FOR001: Forde Wetland FOR002: Forde Pond FRA200: Edlington St Pond, Fraser FRA201: Halls Ck Fraser FSC100: Sullivans Creek at Flemington Rd, Mitchell FTB010: Bogong Ck FTD010: TNR Top Weir/Brolga Pond FTD015: TNR Vets Centre FTD020: Fantail Pond, Warriwillah, Michelago FTD120: TNR Boardwalk FTD160: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Barbeque Swamp FTD165: TNR Bottom Dam FTD200: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Flints(?), large dam at top FTD220: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Sheedy's Picnic Area FTD250: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Flints(?), smaller dam at bottom FTP100: Isabella Pond FTT010: Tuggeranong Homestead FYS200: DFO Dam, Fyshwick GAR100: Garuwanga site 1, home dam, Nimmatabel GAR200: Garuwanga site 2, hooded robin dam, Nimmatabel GAR300: Garuwanga site 3, Kydra River, Nimatabel GAR400: Garuwanga site 4, Winnifred Creek, Nimatabel GBY100: Backyard Pond, Fleetwood Smith St, Nicholls GFW002: Nicholls, Stormwater drain into Gungahlin Pond GIN002: Ginninderra Ck Amaroo GIN007: Ginninderra Ck @ Barton Hwy GIN008: Ginninderra Creek downstream from GIN007 GIN009: Ginninderra Ck @ dam wall GIN100: Gungahlin Marketplace Dam and small pond GOG001: Googong Dam, Tin Hut Dam GOG002: Googong Dam, Willow Crossing GOG003: Googong Dam, Plummers Dam GOG004: Burra Leaky Dam GOG005: Googong Burra Creek, Homestead Crossing GUN001: Gungahlin Pond GUN002: Gungahlin Pond Lexcen Ave GUN100: Valley Ponds W/Scout Hall GUN110: Valley Ponds East GUN200: Burgman Anglican School Pond GUN300: Haystack Dam, gungahlin GUN400: Gundaroo Native Forest, Large Dam GUN500: Gundaroo Creek GUN600: Gundaroo Native Forest, Small Dam GUN700: Denoon Street Drain HAC100: Private pond 96 Rivett St, Hackett HAL001: Halls Creek @ Showground HAL002: Halls Creek, Pony Club, Hall HAL005: TSR DAM W of Barton HWY HAL011: Halls Creek Showgroud Bridge - North HAN100: Backyard Pond, 49A Hannan Cr, Ainslie HAR001: Harrison pond HMD000: O'Malley Pond HOL110: Holder wetlands HOS001: 175 Pollack Rd Hoskinstown Angus Adair's Farm ICH001: Illoura Paddock Dam ICH003: Illoura Creek below bridge ISA100: Cnr Long Gully Rd/Mugga Lane ISA200: Backyard Pond, Sheperdson Place, Isaacs JBD100: John Bisset Property Farm Dam No1, larger than No2 JBD200: John Bisset Property Farm Dam No2, smaller than No1 JBT001: Melba wetland @ BMX JER010: Jerrabomberra Creek Old Cooma Rd JER020: Jerrabomberra Ck Lanyon Dr JER100: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's JER110: Jerrabomberra Creek at Barrett's - between JER100 and house JER300: Dairy Ck/Mill Ck JER500: JWs - Kelly's swamp @ Bittern Birdhide, WL#19 JER510: JWs - East of billabong, WL#22 JER515: JWs - end of billabong, WL#21 JER520: JWs - Billabong, WL#21 JER530: JWs - Silt trap north, WL#18 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 JER610: JWs - Shoveller Pond, WL#12 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) JER700: JWs - Eyrie Street Wetland KAL200: Creek leading into stormwater drain at Kaleen. KAL300: Diamantina Cresent Drainage Channel KAM150: North Kama, south dam KAM200: Kama Dam 2 KAM300: Kama Horse Paddocks, Dam 3, off William Hovell drive, Aranda KIP001: Kippax Creek, Holt LAW100: Lawrence Pond, Higgins LBE100: Beacon Place house dam, Little Burra Estate, Googong LBE200: Montague Place dam, Little Burra Estate, Googong LBE300: Dam at entrance to Little Burra Estate, Googong LDM100: Lookout Dam, Holt LGC001: Nerin Nerin Ck, Lake George, Federal HWY Lookout LWP100: Little Whiskers Rd Pond LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd River LWR200: Briar Sharrow Bridge LYW010: Lyneham Wetland MCQ100: McQuoids Creek MCQ150: McQuoids Creek Large Dam MCW001: McKellar wetland 1 MCW002: McKellar wetland 2 MCW010: Frog highway, drainage line between 2 McKellar wetlands MFL001: First pond from entrance MFL002: 2nd pond from entrance MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam MFL004: Mulligans Flat Site 4 MFL005: 250m N of Woolshed MFL006: Mulligans Flat Site 6 MFL007: Mulligans Flat Site 7 MFL008: Northern 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 MGC100: Murrumbidgee Golf Course MGC200: Murrumbidgee Golf Course swampy spot MIR100: Amaroo Ginninderra Crk MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetery MIT200: Hibberson St Pond, Mitchell MND100: Dam on Nixon Property MOL600: Creek near Tannery Beard MOL602: Beard Creek 1 MOL605: Oaks Estate Rd Causeway MOL606: Molonglo River Upstream at Oaks Estate Rd Causeway MTC051: Boboyan Rd Bridge MTC100: Old Boboyan Rd site, behind gate MTC121: Mt Clear Campground MTC122: Boboyan Rd Grassy Creek MUR010: Jones Park MUR100: Top dam on Lewis property, Gang Gang, Murrumbateman MUR200: Chain of ponds on Lewis property Gang Gang, Murrumbateman MUR250: Lake Kevin MUR310: Murrumbrae Site 2, 701 Murrumbateman Rd, Murrumbateman MUR510: Murrumbidgee River at Billilingra Xing MYA050: Yarralumla Creek MYA100: Yarralumla Ck, Curtin Oval 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 NBP001: Nursery Inlet S pond NBP002: Nursery Inlet N Pond NBP003: Royal Golf Club NPG100: Gundaroo Common, North NRF052: Naas Valley Fire Trail 2 NUM040: Numeralla River Mt Forest Xing NUM050: Numeralla River Stokes’ Xing NUM060: Kybeyan River at Numeralla River confluence NUM070: Numeralla River below Kybeyan River confluence NUM080: Numeralla River below Badja River confluence NUM100: Numeralla River PP Board Xing NUM200: Numeralla River West NUM220: Numeralla River at Murrumbidgee River confluence NUM999: Lake Numeralla OMA040: East O'Malley Creek (wallangara Creek) ORA001: Orana School Drainage Gully ORA002: Orana School Dam ORA003: Orana Kindergarten Carpark Pond/depression ORD001: OConnor Ridge Drain ORR010: Orroral ValleyTreatment Pond 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 PAI300: Bottom Dam Mt Painter PAR100: Parsons Property, Molonglo River at house. PAR200: Parsons Property, Molonglo River Site 2 PCF000: Cotter @ Thompsons Flat PCF001: Pierces Creek dam PCF003: Pierces Crk near sediment side PIN010: Backyard pond, Ambalindum St, Hawker PIN100: Pinnacle Dam, Hawker PIP010: Pipeline Creek Reserve, Jerrabomberra 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 PVB100: Billabong QBN002: Pond at Considine Close QBN010: Lonergan Drive, Greenleigh QBN011: Mountain Rd Drainage Ditch QBN012: Mountain Rd Dam QBN430: Montgomery creek low bridge over Queanbeyan River QBN455: QBN River @ Doeberl 2 QBN465: QBN River downstr @ Dane St QBN466: QBN River upstr @ Dane St RCD001: Rose Cottage paddock 8 RCD002: Rose Cottage paddock 7 RIP010: Cementary off Freestone Crescent Jerrabomberra RIV001: Riverview Dam Paddock Dam RIV002: Riverview River Paddock Dam RIV003: Riverview Conservation Area Dam SFF100: Stromlo Forest Dam Coombs SFF101: Stromlo Forest Retention Dam SHA001: 2792 Shannons Flat Road STP040: Ginninderry Stormwater pond STP050: Strathnairn Gallery interim pond STP100: Strathnairn Main Pond STP150: Strathnairn Southern pond STP200: Strathnairn Gallery small pond/ditch STR100: Strathhearn Dam, Gundaroo STW003: Florey Stormwater Drain, Melba STW009: West Belconnen Inflow SUT100: Dam 1, Macrorrhyncha, Moseley Property, Sutton SUT101: Dam 2, Macrorrhyncha, Moseley Property, Sutton SUT200: Amungula Creek, Gambles TSR TAL001: Tallulah Dam 1 TAY100: Mt Taylor 1 TAY200: Mt Taylor 2 TAY600: Mt Taylor Pond TBD001: Tannoch Brae Farm Dam TGC100: Glendale Crossing TGN200: Gudgenby River below Naas Xing TMC100: Middle Creek TMC110: Bogong Ck @ new gate TOR100: Orroral River Campsite TRA100: Travica property TRC100: Rendevous Creek TSC100: Tuggeranong Sporting Club Dam TSR048: Gundaroo-Gunning Road TUG100: North-East Lake Tuggeronong UBD015: Urila Bottom Dam UCM100: Mulligans Flat UC Site 1 UCM200: Mulligans Flat UC Site 2 UCM300: Mulligans Flat UC Site 3 UCP100: UC depression near playschool UHD015: Urila Home Dam UMD004: Tharwa Sandwash UMS002: Scottsdale Gongoandra Ck above ford UMS003: Scottsdale Gungoandra ck @ shed UMS004: Scottsdale Top Dam URI002: Uriarra Road. Pine Plantation Dam WAM002: Alice & Mario's 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 WGC001: Woodhaven Golf Course XER001: Bottom Pond, CIT Weston XER002: Top Pond, CIT dept of Horticulture, Weston XER003: Middle or Large Pond, CIT dept of Horticulture YAS100: Miles Franklin Park, Yass YFD100: Yuringa Farm Dam YRR100: Yass River Reserve
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