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Common Eastern Froglet

Crinia signifera
A small frog (3 centimetres), of brown or grey colour of various shades. The frog is of extremely variable markings, with great variety usually found within confined populations. A dark, triangular mark is found on the upper lip, with darker bands on the legs. A small white spot is on the base of each arm.

The dorsal (back) and ventral (abdominal) surfaces are very variable. The dorsal surface may be smooth, warty or have longitudinal skin folds. The colour varies from dark brown, fawn, light and dark grey. The colour of the ventral surface is similar to the dorsal surface, but mottled with white spots.

Locally, Common Eastern Froglets have been observed at the White's Creek Wetland.

More information on Common Eastern Froglets at the Frogs of Australia website.

Eastern Banjo Frog

Eastern Banjo FrogLimnodynastes dumerilii 
Adult Eastern Banjo Frogs are roughly seven to eight centimetres long with dark warty backs and a smooth white or mottled belly. The tadpole stage is relatively long, lasting up to fifteen months. This common and widespread burrowing frog may often be found in large numbers at night, particularly after rain.

Adults frequent all habitats with the exception of alpine areas, rainforest, and extremely arid zones. Eggs and tadpoles inhabit still water in swamps, streams, dams, and lakes.

The common name for these frogs is Pobblebonk because of the sound of their calls. Locally, Eastern Banjo frogs have been observed at the White's Creek Wetland.

More information on Eastern Banjo Frogs at the Frogs of Australia website.

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog Litoria fallax 
A small species of frog. Females can reach a maximum size of 25-30mm, while males may reach 20mm when fully grown. It is of variable colour, ranging from fawn to light green on top, and occasionally has black flecks on its back. A white line begins under the eye, and joins the white stomach. A brown line begins from the nostril, and continues through the eye, and between the green (or fawn) and white sections on the top and bottom of the body. The toe discs are only slightly larger than the toes and toes are three-quarters webbed. Some individuals will have an orange posterior thigh.

Locally, these frogs have been observed at the White's Creek Wetland.

More information on Eastern Dwarf Tree Frogs at the Frogs of Australia website.

Peron's Tree Frog

perons-tree-frog-largeLitoria peronii 
One of the most varied coloured frogs in Australia, with the ability to change color in less than one hour. It varies in shades of grey and brown, where its lightest is almost white. The frog has mottled yellow and black thighs, armpits and groin. Occasionally emerald spots are found on the back, which increase in number with age. A characteristic uncommon in the Litoria genus are pupils which appear cross shaped. The male frog is approximately 44-53 mm while females are 46-65 mm.

Locally, Peron's Tree Frog has been observed at the White's Creek Wetland.

More information on Peron's Tree Frogs at the Frogs of Australia website.

Striped Marsh Frog

striped-marsh-frog-evan-pickett-largeLimnodynastes peroni 
The Striped Marsh Frog reaches about 65mm in length. They have variable shades of brown on the dorsal (back) surface with distinct dark stripes running down the back, giving this species it name. There is normally a paler mid-dorsal stripe running down the back. Breeding males develop thick arms, these are used in "wrestling" matches with other frogs, the throat of males is yellow in colour. The belly is white.

Striped Marsh Frogs are common throughout the Leichhardt area.

More information on Striped Marsh Frogs at the Frogs of Australia website.