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Breeding season: autumn and spring. Females lay 560-935 pigmented eggs within long jelly strings around submerged vegetation.
Frog - Southern Frog
|Former Scientific Name
|Other Common Names
Common Spadefoot Toad
Adults have a vertical pupil and a black hardened protrusion from the heel of the hindfoot (metatarsal tubercle). Loose skin from the groin extends along the side of the body to the knee providing the nickname 'baggy pants frog'. Blunt snout and indistinct tympanum.
Carnivore. Adults feed on invertebrates.
Open grassland and woodland. Remains buried in soil, becoming active following rain.
Native to Australia
The identifying call is a musical trill "craa-aw-aw-aw-aw-aw-aw-awk.
Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
|DEPI Advisory List
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.