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Frogs at UOW

Common Frogs

Eastern Froglet

Common Eastern Froglet

The Eastern Froglet (Crinia signifera) is a small (25-35mm) ground dwelling frog.  It is commonly heard near ponds and creeks on campus.   Its call is a crick crick crick sound which can be heard all year round, day and night, except in mid-summer.

Image: Common Eastern Froglet. Photograph courtesy of A Wardle

Peron’s Tree Frog

Peron's Tree Frog

Peron’s Tree Frog (Litoria peronii) has the ability to change colour and its eyes have a distinctive cross.  It is 50-70mm in size.  Its call is like a manical cackle which can be heard in spring after dark. 

Image: Peron’s Tree Frog.  Photograph courtesy of A Wardle

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frogs

The Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) is a small (22-32mm) green or brown frog.  It is often found in the Lomandra and other foliage near the ponds and wetlands on campus.   It can be heard calling day and night in late spring, summer and early autumn.

Image: Easter Dwarf Tree Frog.  Photograph courtesy of A Wardle

Striped Marsh Frog

Striped Marsh Frog

The Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peronii) is a medium to large (50-70mm) pond dwelling frog.  It is often found in moist leaf litter.  It calls with a tok sound, during in spring, autumn and late winter, day and night.

Image: Striped Marsh Frog.  Photograph courtesy of A Wardle 

Other Frogs

Bleating Tree Frog

Bleating Tree Frog

Bleating Tree Frog (Litoria dentata) is 30-60mm in size and hunts insects at night.  During the day it hides under bark and stones.  Its call is high pitched and sounds like a cicada.   They are often heard after rain in spring or summer.

Image: Bleating Tree Frog.  Photograph courtesy of A Wardle 

Verreaux’s Tree Frog

Verreaux's Tree Frog

Verreaux’s Tree Frog (Litoria verreauxii) is 25-40 mm in size and is heard calling in the winter. Its call is a twee twee twee sound.

Image: Verreaux's Tree Frog. Photograph courtesy of A Wardle 

Leaf Green Tree Frog

Leaf Green Tree Frog

The Leaf Green Tree Frog (Litoria nudidigita) is small frog (32-41mm).  It is heard calling in late spring and summer after darkIts call has two parts a long high pitched introductory note followed by a series of notes with an eeek cruk cruk sound.

Image: Leaf Green Tree Frog.  Photograph courtesy of A Wardle 

Please don’t handle the frogs

Please help prevent unnecessary impacts on our campus environment and its wildlife.  Frogs are sensitive to chemicals found on human skin (such as sunscreens and perfumes). Several of the frog species on campus also carry toxins which can harm humans.

 

References & resources

Download the Factsheet Frogs at UOW [pdf]

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