Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet
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Breeding season: late summer to autumn after heavy rainfall. Females lay 70-170 pigmented eggs in loose clumps, often coated in soil in a shallow burrow constructed by the male. The burrows will become flooded with winter rain. Males guard the eggs. A ground dwelling species which tends to walk rather than hop.
Adults have a granular ventral surface, generally light grey or off-white with scattered dark markings. Slightly pointed snout and indistinct tympanum.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Distinguished from the Common Froglet by its call.
Carnivore. Adults feed on invertebrates.
Under logs, rocks and debris in moist depressions or near water in woodlands, floodplains, open and disturbed areas.
Native to Australia