Frog - Southern Frog
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Common Spadefoot Toad
Breeding season: autumn and spring. Females lay 560-935 pigmented eggs within long jelly strings around submerged vegetation.
Adults have a vertical pupil and a black hardened protrusion from the heel of the hindfoot (metatarsal tubercle). Loose skin from the groin extends along the side of the body to the knee providing the nickname 'baggy pants frog'. Blunt snout and indistinct tympanum.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The name of this species has recently been emended to end in 'ae' as it was named after a Miss J. Sudell, the collector of the type specimen. Consequently, as the species name is not of Latin origin, a feminine temination to the name is required.
Carnivore. Adults feed on invertebrates.
Open grassland and woodland. Remains buried in soil, becoming active following rain.
Native to Australia