Animal Species:Common Eastern Froglet

The Common Eastern Froglet shows a great deal of variation in colour, markings and size.

Common Eastern Froglet, Crinia signifera

G Hoye © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Common Eastern Froglet

Alternative Name/s

Eastern Brown Froglet

Identification

It can be predominantly grey or brown or black, with dark bands, irregular patches or vertical stripes of any of these colours. Its skin also varies in texture from smooth to warty and may even have raised folds like ridges.

Size range

2-3 cm

Distribution

The Common Eastern Froglet is found in eastern Australia

Habitat

The Common Eastern Froglet is found in many sufficiently wet habitats from the mountains to the coast, usually in shallow water, such as suburban fish ponds.

Communication

The Common Eastern Froglet's call is a 'crick-crick-crick' that sounds like a ratchet.

Danger to humans and first aid

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Classification

Species:
signifera
Genus:
Crinia
Family:
Myobatrachidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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