Frogs

Our region is packed with an abundance of diverse natural attractions, from forested national parks to waterfalls, gorges, slow meandering waterways and wetlands of international significance. Our backyard is home to a teeming assortment of flora and fauna, some of which are found no where else.

Twelve species of indigenous frogs are known to this region, including two threatened species that are listed under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988; the Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis), pictured below,  and the Bibron's Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibroni).

Frogwatch Program

This program focuses on developing participant's skills in frog identification and surveying techniques. The North Central Waterwatch team can offer information, training sessions, monitoring equipment and technical support through this program.

The aim of this program is to:

  • Gather and map frog distribution data
  • Increase understanding of local frog species and their distribution, life cycles and habitat preference
  • Raise awareness of threatening processes to foster an interest in frog conservation.

Resources

 

View the Barking Marsh Frog Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Barking Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes fletcheri) - Barking Marsh Frog.mp3 (152KB)

View the Bibron's Toadlet Frog Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Bibron's Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii) - Bibron's Toadlet.mp3 (116KB)

View the Common Froglet Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Common Froglet (Crinia signifera) - Common Froglet.mp3 (220KB)

View the Common Spadefoot Toad Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Common Spadefoot Toad (Neobatrachus sudelli) - Common Spadefoot Toad.mp3 (236KB)

View the Giant Banjo Frog Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Giant Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes interioris) - Giant Banjo Frog.mp3 (58KB)

View the Growling Grass Frog Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) -  Growling Grass Frog.mp3 (38KB)

View the Peron's Tree Frog Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Peron's Tree Frog (Litoria peroni) - Peron's Tree Frog.mp3 (288KB)

View the Plains Froglet Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Plains Froglet (Crinia parinsignifera) - Plains Froglet.mp3 (139KB)

View the Pobblebonk Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Pobblebonk (Limnodynastes dumerili) - Pobblebonks territorial (193KB)

View the Southern Brown Tree Frog Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Southern Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingii) - Southern Brown Tree Frog.mp3 (76KB)

View the Sourthern Toadlet Fact Sheet click here.

View the Spotted Marsh Frog Fact Sheet click here.
Hear the Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) - Spotten Marsh Frog.mp3 (172KB)

View the Striped Marsh Frog Fact Sheet click here.

View the Victorian Smooth Froglet Fact Sheet click here.

View the Whistling Tree Frog Fact Sheet click here.

Survey Materials

Frog Monitoring Data Sheet click here.
Bibrons Toadlet Survey Notes click here.
Growling Grass Frog Survey Notes click here.
Banana Box Frog click here.

The North Central Waterwatch Program would like thank Lydia Fucsko for providing images and support throughout the development of the Frog's Field Guide. You can check out Lydia's amazing background by clicking on the links below, if you click on this link TheStoryOFTiddalikThe WaterHoldingFrogLydiaFucsko.mp3 (915KB) you will hear a story of Tiddalik the Water Holding Frog, told by Lydia.

For collaboration on conservation and education initiatives or projects, contact: lydia@lydiafucsko.com

Find out more about Lydia here:

http://blog.arkive.org/2011/09/arkive-media-donor-spotlight-lydia-fucsko/
www.lydiafucsko.com

 

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