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Striped Marsh Frog

    Stripe Marsh Frog
 

Striped Marsh Frog:  Limnodynastes peroni

  • Light brown or grey-brown above with a series of irregular dark brown stripes and spots.
  • There is usually a cream band running from the centre of the head, along the body to the vent.
  • White below, often with a few brown flecks.
  • Can be heard in the pond out the front of reception at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge.
  • They are in the creek at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge.

Habitat:

  • Usually found associated with permanent water throughout its range. For example, swamps, marshes dams and ponds.

Size:

  • The Striped Marsh Frog grows to an average length of sixty-five millimetres.

Call:

  • The call is a loud "thok" sounding as though a hammer is hitting an anvil. These are repeated at intervals of a few seconds.

Additional Information: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey

  • Their call is a single note that sounds rather like a tennis ball being hit by a racquet: a soft “bwuck”. If you get stuck between two males calling, you may be forgiven for thinking you’re at a tennis match.

  • They call as they float in the water, usually near the edge hidden by some vegetation. At the first sign of trouble, they may submerge.

  • They have a very long range, being found in the south east of the continent, and along the east coast all the way up to Cape York.

            Script courtesy of Naturalist Guide Damon Ramsey

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