Animal Species:Spotted Marsh Frog
The Spotted Marsh Frog is usually the first frog to colonise new dams, ditches and water-covered areas on disturbed ground.
Standard Common Name
Spotted Marsh Frog
Spotted Grass Frog
The Spotted Marsh Frog is quite small and usually a grey-green or brown colour with irregular dark patches. These colours vary and it sometimes has a light-coloured stripe running down its back.
The Spotted Marsh Frog is found throughout eastern Australia.
The Spotted Marsh Frog lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands, and freshwater habitats in heath.
Other behaviours and adaptations
This frog is adaptable and well suited to urban environments. It is usually the first frog to colonise new dams, ditches and water-covered areas on disturbed ground.
The Spotted Marsh Frog can be heard throughout the year, calling with a distinctive machine-gun-like 'uk-uk-uk' repeated at regular intervals.
During spawning, the female Spotted Marsh Frogs make 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.