Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    dumerilii
    Genus
    Limnodynastes
    Family
    Myobatrachidae
    Order
    Anura
    Subclass
    Lissamphibia
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    7 cm

Introduction

The Eastern Pobblebonk or Banjo Frog gets its name from its call, which is a banjo-like 'plonk' or 'bonk' sound.

Habitat

The Eastern Pobblebonk Frog is common in a wide range of habitats from woodland and rainforests to farmland and grassy areas.

Distribution

The Eastern Pobblebonk is found throughout south-eastern Australia.



Communication

The Eastern Pobblebonk or Banjo Frog gets its name from its call, which is a banjo-like 'plonk' or 'bonk' sound. One calling frog usually triggers several nearby male frogs to call in quick succession. These calls can be heard at any time of the year, coming from vegetation, streams or burrows in creek banks.