Animal Species:Haswell's Froglet

This small frog is usually a light grey-brown colour with irregular dark flecks down its back.

Haswell's Froglet, Paracrinia haswelli

GA Hoye © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Haswell's Froglet

Identification

Haswell's Froglet looks like many other small frogs, but has toes with fringes around the edges. Haswell's Froglet has orange-red patches under its arms and legs, and a smooth pale brown belly. No other frog in eastern Australia has these features.

Size range

3.2 cm

Distribution

Haswell's Froglet is found in eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria.

Habitat

Haswell's Froglet is usually found living near water such as creeks, ponds, dams, ditches and swamps.

Communication

You are most likely to hear the male Haswell's Froglet's call in woodlands and coastal heath between August and March. It sounds like a short 'ank', slowly repeated.

Classification

Species:
haswelli
Genus:
Paracrinia
Family:
Myobatrachidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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