Limnodynastes dorsalis Click to enlarge image
A full body image of a Pobblebonk frog sitting on the sand side-on from the photographer. Image: Harry Ehmann
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • IUCN Conservation Status
    LEAST CONCERN (LC)
  • Classification
    Species
    dorsalis
    Genus
    Limnodynastes
  • Size Range
    7.5 cm in body length

Description

A large species of frog reaching up to nearly 7.5 cm in body length. It has a light brown back with darker patches, and a distinct thin, cream-coloured longitudinal stripe along the middle. There is a dark brown stripe from the tip of the snout to the arm. The belly is white or pale yellow. The pupil is nearly round and the iris is gold-brown. The sides are sometimes white with black marbling. The groin and back of the thighs have bright red patches. Fingers are unwebbed and toes are slightly webbed, both without discs.


Distribution

Found in southwest WA.



Breeding Biology

Eggs are laid as a foamy mass on the surface of ponds, swamps, dams, and creek pools. Tadpoles can reach a total length of up to 9 cm and are brown in colour, with dull gold mottling. They often remain at the bottom of water bodies. It is unknown how long they take to develop into frogs. Breeds during winter to spring.