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Breeding season: after heavy summer rains. Females lay 20-200 pigmented eggs in loose clumps in small depressions in the soil. The eggs are often coated in soil or mud. Males guard the eggs. A ground dwelling species which tends to walk rather than hop.
Frog - Southern Frog
|Other Common Names
Adults have a coarse black and white mottled pattern on the undersurface. Slightly pointed snout and indistinct tympanum.
Carnivore. Adults feed on invertebrates.
Grassland slopes or beside ditches.
Native to Australia
The identifying call is a repeating short harsh grating "cre-ek".
Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
|DEPI Advisory List
Listed as threatened
The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.