Striped Marsh Frog

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Striped Marsh Frog

Limnodynastes peronii


Breeding season: late winter to early spring. Females may lay pigmented or unpigmented eggs within a foam raft, hidden in aquatic vegetation.


Details Description
Type
Amphibian
Group
Frog - Southern Frog
Identifying Characteristics

Male 48-69 mm. Female 46-73 mm. A large elongate wetland-dwelling frog with a distinctive golden or light brown dorsal surface with dark brown and black stripes.

Distinctive Markings

Distinct light mid-dorsal stripe along full length of body. Pointed snout and indistinct tympanum.

Diet

Carnivore. Adults feed on invertebrates and small frogs.

Habitat

Lives beneath leaf litter and debris near permanent fresh water.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Sounds
The identifying call is a short explosive "whuck" irregularly repeated.
Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Limnodynastidae
Genus
Limnodynastes
Species
peronii
South-east South Australia, southern Victoria, eastern New South Wales, coastal Queensland to the base of Cape York Peninsula and the north coast of Tasmania.

Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Conservation Status
DEPI Advisory List
Not listed
FFG Act
Not listed
EPBC Act
Not listed

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.

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