Crinia haswelli Click to enlarge image
Haswell's Frgolet 11.02 Image: G A Hoye
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    haswelli
    Genus
    Paracrinia
    Family
    Myobatrachidae
    Order
    Anura
    Subclass
    Lissamphibia
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    3.2 cm

Introduction

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

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.

Habitat

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

Distribution

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



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.