Common Eastern Frog (Crinia signifera) Click to enlarge image
Image: Stephen Mahony
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    signifera
    Genus
    Crinia
    Family
    Myobatrachidae
    Order
    Anura
    Subclass
    Lissamphibia
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    2-3 cm

Introduction

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

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.

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.

Distribution

The Common Eastern Froglet is found in eastern Australia



Communication

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