Animal Species:Striped Marsh Frog

One of the most common frogs of the eastern coast of Australia, the Striped Marsh Frog is found from northern Queensland to Tasmania.

Striped Marsh Frog on mossy rock

H Ehmann © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Striped Marsh Frog

Size range

6.5 cm

Distribution

The Striped Marsh Frog is found throughout eastern Australia

Habitat

The Striped Marsh Frog is predominantly a pond-dweller but nearly any kind of water will do, including fish ponds and polluted ditches. It is an adaptable frog and often encountered in urban environments. It even occasionally shows up in suburban swimming pools and has been recorded breeding in dogs' water dishes.

Communication

The male Striped Marsh Frog's call is a loud 'tok' or 'whuck', which sounds very much like a tennis ball being struck. It can be heard all year round, calling while floating in water or from close to the water's edge.

Mating and reproduction

During spawning, the female Striped Marsh Frog makes a floating foam or bubble raft in which the fertilised eggs are suspended. The tadpoles hatch after a few days and drop into the water as the nest-raft disintegrates.

Classification

Species:
peronii
Genus:
Limnodynastes
Family:
Myobatrachidae
Order:
Anura
Subclass:
Lissamphibia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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