lotsa frogsBathurst frogs

I have started looking for frogs in my region.

My region is Bathurst, which is about 200 km west of Sydney, Australia. Its altitude is about 700m above sea level. Its temperature ranges from quite cold to very hot (about -3 celsius to 40 celsius), but tending to the colder range. The habitat is hills and plains with normally abundant water (although we're currently emerging from a drought).

The types of frogs I hope to find are:


  1. Crinia parinsignifera and Crinia signifera (Brown froglet)

    Size: small (20 to 30mm)
    Colour: grey through brown to black
    Skin: smooth, small warts or raised longitudinal skin folds
    Call: long low squelch or crick-crick-crick
    Distinguishing features: fringed but not webbed toes, no teeth


  2. Limnodynastes dumerilii (Banjo frog, Eastern pobblebonk)

    Size: up to 70mm
    Colour: grey to green, brown or black
    Skin: smooth to warty on its back and smooth on its stomach
    Call: plonk or bonk
    Distinguishing features: toes are up to a quarter webbed, prominent teeth


  3. Limnodynastes fletcheri (Barking marsh frog)

    Size: up to 50mm
    Colour: grey to brown
    Skin: smooth or with low rounded warts
    Call: rok or whuck
    Distinguishing features: webbed toes and prominent teeth


  4. Limnodynastes ornatus (Ornate burrowing frog)

    Size: up to 45mm
    Colour: grey to brown with darker blotches
    Skin: small warts on back
    Call: unk
    Distinguishing features: slightly webbed toes and prominent teeth


  5. Limnodynatses tasmaniensis (Spotted marsh frog)

    Size: up to 45mm
    Colour: light brown to olive green (with darker spots/blotches)
    Skin: smooth or with small warts (smooth belly)
    Call: uck-uck-uck
    Distinguishing features: slightly webbed toes and prominent teeth


  6. Neobatrachus sudelli (Painted burrowing frog)

    Size: up to 40mm
    Colour: grey, yellow or red-brown with darker spots/blotches
    Skin: rough/warty on back with a smooth belly
    Call: short trill
    Distinguishing features: webbed toes and teeth


  7. Notaden bennetti (Crucifix frog or Holy cross toad)

    Size: up to 50mm
    Colour: olive, yellow or green
    Skin: smooth belly with warty back
    Call: owl-like whooo
    Distinguishing features: slightly webbed toes and prominent teeth


  8. Pseudophryne bibroni (Bibron's toadlet)

    Size: up to 30mm
    Colour: brown to black
    Skin: smoothly warty
    Call: ark or squelch
    Distinguishing features: unwebbed toes and no teeth


  9. Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth toadlet)

    Size: up to 32mm
    Colour: brown or olive-brown
    Skin: rough or warty with a smooth belly
    Call: squelch
    Distinguishing features: unwebbed toes and teeth


  10. Uperoleia rugosa (Wrinkled or Eastern burrowing toadlet)

    Size: up to 32mm
    Colour: brown with blotches
    Skin: warty back with smooth belly
    Call: click
    Distinguishing features: little webbing and no teeth


  11. Litoria aurea (Green and golden swamp frog or Green and golden bell frog)

    Size: up to 85mm
    Colour: dull olive to bright emerald green with brown or golden blotches
    Skin: smooth with course belly
    Call: craw-craw-crawk-crok-crok
    Distinguishing features: webbed toes and teeth


  12. Litoria caerulea (Green tree frog)

    Size: up to 100mm
    Colour: dark olive to bright green (but skin may darken/lighten over an hour - ie. the frog has photo-chromatic skin)
    Skin: smooth
    Call: crawk-crawk-crawk
    Distinguishing features: large toe-pads and partially webbed toes and teeth


  13. Litoria peronii (Peron's tree frog)

    Size: up to 50mm
    Colour: grey or brown to cream (but has photo-chromatic skin)
    Skin: rough
    Call: cackle
    Distinguishing features: large toe pads with webbed toes and teeth


  14. Litoria rainiformis (Green or warty swamp frog)

    Size: up to 85mm
    Colour: olive to bright emarald green with spotting
    Skin: warty/granular
    Call: growling waah-waah
    Distinguishing features: webbed toes and teeth


  15. Litoria rubella (Desert tree frog)

    Size: up to 35mm
    Colour: grey, red-brown to fawn
    Skin: smooth with granular belly
    Call: harsh buzz
    Distinguishing features: toe pads, webbed toes and teeth


  16. Litoria verreauxii (Verreaux's tree frog)

    Size: up to 30mm
    Colour: light to red brown
    Skin: smooth or with few low warts and a granular belly
    Call: weep weep weep
    Distinguishing features: partially webbed toes and teeth