Crinia signifera

Crinia signifera Litoria aurea Litoria ewingii Litoria nudidigita
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Source: ALA

Lake Mundi, VIC

Lake Mundi, VIC

Snowy River NP, VIC
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Common NameCommon Eastern Froglet
FamilyMyobatrachidae
Genus/SpeciesCrinia signifera Girard, 1853
Abundance &
Distribution
Very common from Brisbane to Adelaide and also in Tasmania.
HabitatCan be found in a wide variety of habitats from alpine bogs to pools in semi-arid country but usually close to water.
DescriptionThese are small frogs (adults arouund 2–2.5cm long) with a variable mottled, predominantly brown pattern. It is difficult to visually distinguish between the various Crinia species as they can only be separated by patterns on their belly and their call.
Behaviour &
Observations
Crinia signifera can be heard calling all year, including during the day at some sites such as farm dams. Being a small, well camouflaged frog they are difficult to find and I have only been able to locate the calling males at sites such as dams with sandy shores and rock pools in rivers where hiding places are limited.
CallCrinia signifera with Litoria ewingi mp3
Crinia signifera with Litoria verreauxi mp3
Linksfrogs.org.au

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