Spotted Marsh Frog
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (southern call race)
Frog - Southern Frog
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Spotted Grass Frog
Breeding season: autumn, spring-summer. Females lay 80-1500 pigmented eggs within a floating foam mass.
Adults generally have a smooth pale grey-brown dorsal surface with large olive green spots, and a yellow, red or orange mid-dorsal stripe. Moderately pointed snout and indistinct tympanum.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Will breed all year except during cold winter months. Tadpoles are varied in colour.
Carnivore. Insects including beetles, moths, cicadas and caterpillars, also spiders and other invertebrates.
Wet areas, flood plains and semi-permanent water in open forests, woodlands, shrublands and grasslands. Common in farm dams. In dry periods finds shelter in cracks in the ground or under large rocks.
Native to Australia